Monday, September 9, 2019

Yahya Bello picks Chief of Staff as running mate

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has picked his Chief of Staff, Edward David Onoja as his running mate in the November 16 governorship election.

Governor Bello emerged the candidate of All Progressives Congress at the party’s primary on 29th August.

Informed sources told Punch correspondent on Sunday in Lokoja that the APC National Secretariat has cleared Onoja as Bello’s running mate.

Although Onoja’s pictures had accompanied Bello’s in all posters in the build-up to the party’s primary, it was gathered that the arrangement was only approved on Friday after the meeting of the APC chairman, Adams Oshiomole with President Muhammadu Buhari