Abubakar Ibrahim, son of a former Kogi State Governor, Ibrahim Idris, will be challenging Governor Yahaya Bello, who is seeking re-election in the November 16 Kogi governorship election.
Bello is seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ibrahim is chasing the ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The two contenders had obtained their nomination documents at the Abuja national headquarters of their parties yesterday.
After collecting his forms, Bello had declared that those accusing him of non-performance had not visited Kogi State.
Ibrahim, however, countered the governor, saying that Bello has become a huge liability to the people in the three and half years of his administration.
Ibrahim, who said the governor’s record of poor performance is unprecedented in the country, declared that this informed his decision to challenge Bello at the poll.
Also at the PDP secretariat was Senator Diri Douye, who obtained his nomination papers for the Bayelsa State governorship election, which is also slated for November 16.
Addressing reporters after picking his nomination forms, Duoye, unlike his Kogi State counterpart, said his mission was to improve on the achievements of the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson.
His address centred mainly on what he described as the remarkable programmes and achievements of the Bayelsa governor.
“We want to deepen the service that Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has given to the people of Bayelsa in terms of health, in terms of education, in terms of security, in terms of infrastructure and in all spheres of human endeavours.”