Kogi PDP Guber Aspirant to Gov. Bello; You can’t give what you don’t have



With the Kogi state governorship election just few months away, an aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Bayo Adobayin Averehi has said that the incumbent Governor, Alhaji Yayaha Bello needs help as he no longer has the capacity to continue in office.

Averehi stated this yesterday at the PDP state Secretariat in Lokoja, when he officially declared to the state exco of the party, his intention to contest the November 16 governorship election in the state .

Averehi’s declaration was coming hours after the Progressive Governor’s forum said that they were in kogi in solidarity with Governor Bello, in his quest to secure the ticket of his party to run for a second term in office as governor of the state.

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Averehi became the only aspirant from Kogi Central so far, to challenge his Kingsman,the incumbent, Alhaji Yahaya Bello who had earlier signified interest to continue in office beyond January 27, 2020.

But speaking further, the PDP aspirant said that the incumbent Governor has given all his best,with nothing left in him to offer the people, saying that no one can give what he or she does not have..

“The Governor has tried his best, that all he has to offer,you cannot give what you don’t have,he definitely needs help and I am ready to provide that help by wrestling power from him to better the life of my people” he said.

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Earlier, in his statement of declaration, Averehi had said that his aim in politics was to correct the prevailing wrong perception about democracy in the state.

“Democracy is not authoritarianism, neither is it dictatorship. It is not also an exercise of tyranny, all of which are not at all model systems of governance”

According to to him,”government belongs to the people, it is powered by the people and it is to serve the people. This is exactly like an employer- employees relationship. The people are the employers and the leaders usually voted into positions of governance are the employees. The people signed the appointment letters of the leaders by thumb printing on the ballot papers to employ the leaders as custodians of our Commonwealth ”

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He promised to establish a structure that will promote sustainable unity and good governance in Kogi state.

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