Lawyer and social entrepreneur Natasha Hadiza Akpoti will battle incumbent Yahaya Bello for the highest political office in Kogi State.
Akpoti, on Thursday, clinched the governorship ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) on the same day Bello emerged the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.
Dino Melaye, who was recently fired as senator, is also in the race. He is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which holds its state primary on September 3.
Eligible Kogi voters will decide their next governor on November 16.