Musa Mubarak secures NNPP governorship ticket in Kogi
Alhaji Musa Mubarak on Sunday won the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) governorship primary in Kogi State.
Mubarak, who is popularly known as “Emperor’’ scored 607 votes to defeat his closet rival, Pastor Felix Oni, who polled 44 votes in the exercise held in Lokoja.
The third candidate, Alhaji Hassan Bawa, garnered three votes.
Three other aspirants, Senator Abdulrahman Abubakar, Alhaji Aliyu Ali, and Mr. Kamaldeen Yakubu, stepped down from the race and supported Mubarak.
The election was witnessed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials.
With his victory in the NNPP primary, Mubarak will square up with the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Ahmed Usman-Ododo, and Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 11 governorship election in Kogi State.