Okeme emerges Kogi LP governorship candidate

Mr Adejo Okeme, a legal practitioner, on Sunday, emerged as the candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the November 11 governorship election in Kogi State.

Okeme polled 127 votes to beat his closest rival, AVM Isaac Alfa, who scored 69 votes at the primary held on Saturday in Lokoja, the state capital, through indirect mode.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the primary was held under the supervision of a 7-member Committee led by Dr Ayo Olorunfemi, the party’s Deputy National Chairman.

Olorunfemi, who announced the result of the primary on Sunday morning, said a total of 196 delegates from the 21 local government areas of the state were accredited and voted for candidates of their choice.

The committee chairman said, “Okeme, having scored the majority of the lawful votes cast at the indirect primary election conducted on April 15 in Kogi, is hereby declared the winner of the Labour Party primary election 2023.”

In his acceptance speech, Okeme thanked the electorate for finding him worthy of championing the party’s cause in the forthcoming Kogi November 11 governorship election.

He also thanked the Primary Election Committee, party leaders and members for the peaceful conduct of the primary, which led to his victory.

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