The Governor of Kogi State Governor and flagbearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has reportedly picked his Chief of Staff, Edward Onoja, as his running mate for the November 16 gubernatorial poll.
This comes against the backdrop of his public fallout with his current Deputy, Simon Achuba, who has openly criticised Bello.
Sources say Bello submitted Onoja’s name to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), during his trip to Abuja last week.
This was confirmed by one of the Governor’s aides in a brief exchange of messages with newsmen.
When asked if the Governor had picked Onoja, he simply replied: “Yes”, before providing a link one of the social media pages of the Chief of Staff.
Bello emerged as the APC’s flagbearer almost two weeks ago.