The PDP has inaugurated its campaign council ahead of the Kogi state governorship election
– The campaign council is headed by a former governor of the state and respected PDP chieftain. Alhaji Ibrahim Idris
– The PDP said it is confident of its prospects for success at the November 16 governorship election
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has set up its governorship campaign council ahead of the Kogi state governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 16.
Director-General of the PDP governorship campaign organization, Hon. Teejay Yusuf, revealed the composition of the council in a statement sent to journalists on Friday, September 21.
The campaign council is headed by a former governor of the state and respected PDP chieftain. Alhaji Ibrahim Idris.
Yusuf who also represents Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, said the council is a mix of committed youths with capacity, along with experienced politicians from the three senatorial zones in the state.
Many Kogites worry that the ruling party in the state comprises so-called leaders who have always been associated with cooking up mischief and who will stop at nothing, including shooting a gathering of innocent people who do not believe in them but we plead for non-violence.
“The present state of economic squalor, abject poverty, societal degeneration, developmental disequilibrium, infrastructural decay, moral decadence, inexplicable suffering and gross hopelessness experienced by Kogites, truly inspired the keen collective desire for genuine change, meaningful growth, and development as well as the resuscitation of the Kogi dream.
“The capacity, competence, and capabilities of experienced members of our campaign team and the dynamism, passion and creative abilities of our vibrant youths in the team are pointers to impactful mobilization at the grassroots,” Hon. Yusuf said in the statement.
Chairman: HE Alhaji Ibrahim Idris
Deputy Chairman: Senator Tunde Ogbeha
Secretary: Hon. Badamasuyi Abdulrahaman
Deputy Director-General – Hon. Badamasuyi Abdulrahman
Secretary – Hon. Farouk Yahaya
Director of Finance – Hon. Alfred Bello
Assistant Director-General (East) – Hon. Emmanuel Egwu
Assistant Director-General (West) – Chief Sam Abaneme
Assistant Director-General (Central) – Hon. Moses Okino
Expressing optimism about the party’s prospects for success at the November 16 governorship election, Hon. Yusuf said: “Our candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, is an experienced, properly educated personality who through diligence, dedication, commitment, competence, and integrity rose to the top in his public service career.
“He has the administrative capacity, organizational capabilities as well as tremendous goodwill to positively turn around the fast-dwindling fortunes of our dear state.
“More importantly, with our faith in Almighty God, we are confident that our creator will give us victory come November 16th, 2019.”
Meanwhile, the gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the November governorship election in Kogi, Barr. Natasha Akpoti has vowed to bring the state back on the track of economic development if elected.
The SDP candidate while addressing journalists in Lokoja on Wednesday, September 18 said one of her cardinal reasons for vying for the election is to bring about economic transformation in Kogi state.
She lamented the alarming rate of infrastructural decay and the high degree of economic morbidity which she said has thrown the people of the state into a deep sea of frustration.