The former Governor of kogi State and aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic party, (PDP) Capt. Idris Wada, weekend said that the sufferings and the abject poverty the people have been subject to since he left office in 2016 was why he was seeking a return bid to Lugard House in the November 16 governorship election.
Capt Wada, who stated this during the Media Parley organized by the kogi state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Lokoja, lamented that the sufferings of the people, necessitated his acceptance to run for the governorship election.
The former governor who had earlier addressed the state party executives, Said that it has become difficult to fold his hands and allow the unimaginable sufferings of Kogi people continue, saying that he has no option but to accept the clarion call to contest the governorship election.
Capt Wada tasked the people particularly the PDP state Executives to see the forthcoming November governorship election as a defining moment which he said calls for deep reflection, saying that all hands must be on deck to make the election a turning point for the state in terms development and focused leadership.
While noting that he has learnt and known so much since he left office, Wada restated his resolve to turn the fortunes of the state around positively and promised all round development of the state if elected.
While stressing that within the available resources to his administration, he made the completion of inherited projects, payment of salaries a priority, Wada maintained that the decision as to who becomes the next Kogi State Governor should be about capacity and experience, adding that his aspiration is about the people who now see suicide as an option due largely to bad leadership and self induced poverty.
While noting that the November 16, 2019 governorship election presents to the people another life line, the former Governor recalled that in his first tenure, he made transparency, accountability and honesty his watchword and appealed for the support of the PDP executives to enable him realize his aspiration.
He disclosed that the party’s decision in who becomes the standard bearer of the party was crucial to making education, effective healthcare delivery and the provision of critical infrastructures central to the people and urged the party executives to create a level playing field that would allow for a candidate that is passionate in actualizing the dreams of a better and enviable Kogi state to emerge through a transparent process.
The PDP aspirant disclosed that it would be suicidal if Kogi people mess up the only opportunity left in choosing a purposeful leader as governor, insisting that their only life line should be well utilized and should not be traded off for peanuts.
Capt Wada assured that he would unlock Kogi’s rich potentials for the benefit of all Kogites if elected again, pointing out that, coming from a disadvantage position and from a humble background in life, his experience and integrity, will ensure he strived for development of human capacity and natural resources.
The former governor equally disclosed that the provision of needed infrastructures and engagement of best hands and up to date technologies to put Kogi among the best economies remains his focus having learned a lot in his first term as governor.Share this on WhatsApp