Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kogi East Senatorial District, have nominated Mohammed, 43, first son of Abubakar Audu, to replace his father as the party’s governorship candidate.
The senior Audu died on Sunday just as it became clear he was leading in the Kogi governorship election held Saturday.
The APC is to conduct a fresh primary to choose a replacement.
The Kogi leaders, who made their decision known in Lokoja on Thursday after a meeting, said they chose Mohammed Audu after due consultations.
Their spokesman, Daniel Isah, who is the vice chairman of APC in Kogi East, said they had resolved and were determined to back Mohammed Audu to replace his father when the National Working Committee orders fresh primaries.
Mr. Isah thanked the Independent National Electoral Commission and the national leadership of the party for the opportunity given to them to find a replacement for Mr. Audu who died at Ogbonicha, Ofu Local Government.
He appealed to the national leadership of the party to give their decision utmost consideration and approval in the overall interest of the party and the state.
Present at the meeting were Lincho Ocheje, Hassan Omale, Benjamin Ikhani, and Emmanuel Dangana, among others.