Lokoja - The All Progressives Congress
(APC) has commenced its governorship campaign in Kogi with a call on the
electorate to vote for change in the poll slated for Nov. 21.
Addressing members and party supporters at a rally held on
Wednesday in Ayingba, the party’s flag bearer, Alhaji Abubakar Audu, called on
the people to liberate themselves from poverty and diseases by voting APC.
He said that he was on a rescue mission to restore the state
to its past glory by reviving education, agriculture and health sectors.
He accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of
mismanaging the resources and plunging the state into abyss through bad
The APC candidate urged the electorate to effect the
necessary change in the state by voting him and his running mate, Mr James
Faleke whom described as "well exposed and enlightened.’’
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"The power is in your hands; you are the electorate, effect
the change in Kogi and see instant development and advancement of the state for
the future of your children and those yet unborn.
"I have done it before and I can do it better if you give
me the mandate,’’ he said.
Audu declared that if he was able to establish a wide range
of infrastructure when federal allocation to the state was a mere N400 monthly,
he would do better now when the allocation runs into billions of naira.
He listed some of the infrastructure to include Kogi State
University, Confluence Beach Hotel, a befitting government house, provision of
electricity and water in rural areas, among others.
He pledged to use his connections and exposure to improve
the lives of the people and resuscitate all decayed infrastructure.
"Posterity will judge all of us if we fold our arms and
allow the only state we can boldly call ours being dragged into the mud by
inexperienced leaders who do not have the interest of the state at heart,’’ he
A former governor of Kano State, Sen. Kabiru Gaya told the
crowd that Audu remains the man to beat in the election and urged the
electorate to vote for him.