Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has picked his Chief of Staff, Edward Onoja, as his running mate for the upcoming governorship election.
The Kogi governorship election is scheduled for November 16.
The governor submitted Onoja’s name to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during his trip to Abuja last week.
Onoja is reportedly the most influential member of the governor’s cabinet. Their relationship predates the emergence of the governor in 2016.
Aged 49, the indigene of Emonyoku Ogugu in Olamaboro local government area of Kogi, is a Geologist.
He sought the ticket of the former All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) for a house of assembly seat in 2011.
He was the chief strategist of “Yahaya Bello Campaign Organization” in 2015 and the state director of the Kogi Youth Arise Group, which worked for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari, still in 2015.