Politics Kogi APC Elders Pressurize Buhari to Replace Late Ocholi, Present 3 Candidates



Some leaders of the All Progressive Congress, APC, are pressurizing President Muhammadu Buhari to name a replacement for Minister of State for Land and Employment, James Ocholi (SAN), who died in a car accident earlier this year.

“Since the demise of our beloved minister, James Ocholi , there has been a general clamour for his replacement from various interest groups in Kogi Sate, but there is need to be aware of the gentleman agreement reached during the formation of APC, chaired by late Prince Abubakar Audu," a statement signed by Isa Sani Omolori on behalf of Kogi State’s APC Elder’s Vanguard said.

The elders suggested Alhaji Idris M. Usman, state coordinator, Buhari Solidarity Organisation (BSO) who they said has been in the opposition for the past 17 years, Mallam Ahmed Kokoli and Hon Jibril Yusuf as replacements.

“Since James Ocholi of blessed memory is only few months into his tenure, it is only fair, that his slot goes back to CPC. A meeting of CPC was convened and we zeroed on three CPC members from the three senatorial districts. Also, any appointment should recognise the geographical equation for equity.”



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