A primary school teacher identified as Salifu Joel, has emerged as the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship running mate in Kogi State.
Recall that Ahmed Ododo was recently elected the APC governorship candidate for the state.
He was believed to have been chosen by the incumbent governor of the state, Yahaya Bello.
The governorship election is slated for November 11, 2023.
Joel, who is the incumbent chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), and the treasurer of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in the state described his emergence as divine.
“I am short of words for me as a classroom teacher to be nominated as the running mate and deputy governor to the APC guber candidate,” he said.
We have shown competence, dedication and commitment to the Kogi people in terms of performance to also ask for their votes in the next governorship election.
“In this dispensation, we won’t tolerate any politics of bitterness nor condone any act of political violence because Kogi as a state is bigger than any personal interest.
“Politics of ethnicity and religion will never be a barrier and has no place in Kogi, therefore, you should desist from any comments that can put you in trouble tomorrow,” Bello said.