The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared the ex-Director-General of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Babatunde Irukera to contest the party’s Kogi governorship primaries.
The Kogi APC governorship primaries is scheduled to hold today, August 29, 2019.
Naija News recalls that the ruling APC had disqualified Irukera; a former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Jibrin Usman (retd.) and five others.
Others disqualified are a former Director-General of the Nigeria Space Research and Development Agency, Prof. Mohammed Onaili, two sons of former governor Audu: Mohammed and Mustapha; Gen. Patrick Akpa and Hajia Rukkaya Ibrahim.
However, in a statement on Wednesday night, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said: “Babatunde Ayo Kunle Irukera successfully met the conditions provided by the Party’s guidelines for the nomination of candidates within the time granted to clarify his claims.
This is coming after supporters of Babatunde Irukera stormed the APC National Secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday to protest against his disqualification from the Kogi State governorship primary.
The APC had in a statement on Tuesday cleared the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello, a former president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Sani Abdullahi; and a younger brother to the late governor Abubakar Audu, Yahaya.
Others are Hadiza Ibrahim, Abubakar Bashir, Danlami Mohammed, Yakubu Mohammed, Hassan Abdullahi and Ekele Blessing.