Kogi Gov Race: Isah Kutepa Joins Race in APC
Ahead of Kogi State gubernatorial election slated for October, 2015, a former Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and a billionaire businessman, Isah Kutepa has joined the race for Lugard House on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
Sources from the National Headquarters of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja which was exclusively obtained shows that the businessman who was a frontline governorship contestant on PDP’s flag in 2011 has formally registered with the All Progressives Congress, at Ward ‘C’, Yeshin Polling unit in the Kogi Central Senatorial District, Lokoja with membership number 459, registration number 03007619.
On his gubernatorial ambition, a young man who spoke under anonymity noted that the businessman cum politician just did his registration, but he has been supporting the party in a manner that puts him at a vantage position to go for any political office of his choice, “the former gubernatorial aspirant on PDP platform has been supporting the party, besides, he financed the party in the last general election and people tend to say look, why don’t you aspire for governorship of Kogi state on APC, and I think that is what convinced him now”, he submitted.
It would be recalled that he commanded large followership in the last elections that brought governor Idris Wada into office save for the power of incumbency even as the former governor, Ibrahim Idris was supporting the candidature of Idris Wada.