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Audu, 14 other candidates shun political debate in Kogi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu and 14 other candidates Sunday shunned a governorship debate organised by the…

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu and 14 other candidates Sunday shunned a governorship debate organised by the Coalition for Popular Participation and Credible Election in Kogi State (CoPPCEK).
The political debate, which was jointly organised by Justice Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic dioceses of Lokoja and Idah, the state chapters of Council of Ulamas and Christian Association of Nigeria as well as the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) recorded poor turnout of the candidates.
Candidates that shunned the political debate include Isah Yakubu Kamaldeen of Action Alliance (AA); Dickson F. Fred, Accord; Ukwenya Musa, Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD); Michael Abdullahi, Alliance for Democracy (AD); Usman Zainab, African Democratic Congress; Odufu Cosmos Friday, African Peoples Alliance (APA); and Prince Abubakar Audu, All Progressive Congress (APC).
Others include Yinka Cherry Oloruntoba, Citizens Popular Party (CPP); Abubakar Ibrahim, Democratic Peoples Party (DPP); Ibraham Adejoh, Independent Democrats (ID); Raji Ogorima, KOWA;  Malam Abdul Hussein, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP); Emmanuel Daikwo, People for Democratic Change (PDC); Enema Paul, Social Democratic Party (SDP); and Sa’ad Mukailu Yaro, United Democratic Party (UDP).
Candidates of only seven political parties namely, PPN, LP, PDP, DPC, APGA, PPA, NCP were represented at the debate.
The PDP candidate, Idris Wada, was represented by his deputy, Yomi Awoniyi just as candidates of LP and APGA were also represented at the debate.

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