NDF lauds APC over direct primary in Kogi

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The National Democratic Front (NDF) has commended the All Progressives Congress for adopting a direct primary for its governorship primary in Kogi State.

In a statement signed by its Secretary General, Dr. Abdulkadir Suleiman, the group commended the exercise as free, transparent and fair.

Recall that a former Auditor General of Local Government in the state, Usman Ododo, emerged as the winner of the primary election held on Friday.

The exercise was conducted in the 239 wards across the 21 local government areas of Kogi.

Ododo who polled 78,704 votes to defeat the six other contestants was ratified as the party’s flagbearer at a special congress on Saturday.

In reaction, Suleiman described the primary as peaceful and calm, adding that the outcome was a true reflection of the decision of the faithful.

He, therefore, applauded the APC, party leaders and delegates for their conduct throughout the exercise.

According to Suleiman, the success of the primary and Congress is an indication that the APC is ready for governance.

The National Democratic Front, however, urged the People’s Democratic Party to take a queue from the APC in Kogi.

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