Kogi Guber; PDP female aspirant decries spate of political violence, thuggry


A female Governoship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic party, (PDP) for the November 16 election in Kogi state, Princess Grace Iye Adejoh has lamented the spate of political violence being perpetuated by political actors and youths in the state.

Addressing journalists in Lokoja on Thursday, the only female aspirant who was the first woman to declare for the exalted position in the state, warned against the militarization of the polity, saying that 2019 is about the future and life of women and children that have been subjected to abject poverty and deprivation.

Princess Adejoh however promised to run a people oriented government that would cater for all segments of the society and bring prosperity to the state and it’s people.

She appealed to youths in the state to drop their weapons and join her in the crusade to salvage Kogi from the hands of those who she said do not mean well for them, , insisting that as a mother, joining her in the crusade to better their future, would help create jobs, quality standard of living and as well guarantee a safe place for their existence.

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She however urged security agencies to intensify their efforts at retrieving the myriads of arms in the hands of those not authorized by law to handle them as a way of curbing thuggry and youths restiveness.

While lamenting the sufferings the people of the state have been subjected to over the years, Adejoh said her passion to aspire to the exalted office in the state as governor is propelled by the need to get people out of poverty.

Princess Iye Adejoh lamented that furniture makers in Kogi State have now stopped making furnitures but rather, have resorted to making coffins, disclosing that the death rates in the state has risen to an alerming height as people now preferred death as an option.

The PDP guber aspirant promised to use her contacts to harness the rich resources and potentials that the state was blessed with, regretting that for a state with highly talented people, enormous mineral resources have been relegated to the background as a result of poor leadership.

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She promised to improve the state’s internally generated revenue, massive investment in agriculture and as well work with relevant stakeholders to curb youths restiveness as a way of attracting direct foreign investments into the state.

She resolve to put the needed pressure that would make Ajaokuta steel company work, noting that the state is going through trying period, but assured that light has come through her aspiration.

She maintained that no part of the world experiences development without the inclusion of women in politics and promised to address the continued exclusion of women from active participation in politics.

She described herself as a serious minded person who is always willing to give her best for the state, saying that as a lover of people, she joined the PDP because of the party’s ideals which gives women opportunity to participate in active politics.

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While promising to priotize education if given the opportunity, Adejoh disclosed that when a child is educated, their future is assured and called for the support of the PDP and Kogi people to enable her move the state out of poverty and want.

She added that her administration would not just educate the youths, she would put in place a trust funds for the vulnerable and less privilege children who are unable to acquire better education along side children of the well to do.

She described failure of government to create jobs, develop human capacity as reasons for political and youths violence, adding that as part of engaging youths of the state positively, her educational policy would marry capacity development, skills acquisition and up to date technology to engage youths of the state.

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