Lagos – An All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant in the Kogi governorship election race, Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has is confident of winning the party’s primaries and eventually wrestling power from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
As the screening of the 25 contestants for the primary election commences, one of the leading aspirants, the legislator reiterated his commitment and determination towards securing the ticket of the party.
The primary election is expected to take place on the 29th of this month, while the governorship poll is billed to hold on November 21.
Speaking through his media assistant, Michael Jegede, Abatemi-Usman, said he was in the race as a serious contender to get the mandate of his party and the people to enable him bring the much-needed change that would take Kogi State out of the woods and lift it to a higher level of development.
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“We are in this project of change in Kogi State in the interest of the people. We have come out to identify with the struggle for change in our dear state, because we are not happy with the way things are at the moment.
"I am in this battle with every sense of commitment and determination to liberate our state from the shackles of backwardness and break the jinx that has been standing on our way of progress,” the legislator's spokesperson said.
He pointed out that on the 27th of this month, Kogi State would be 24 years old.
“What do we have to show for its 24 years of existence? There is virtually nothing meaningful! Sixteen years of our return to democracy, Kogi people have not enjoyed the true dividends of democracy.”
He expressed confidence that he would emerge victorious in the primary election.
“We are optimistic that by the grace of God Almighty, victory will be ours on August 29, when I shall triumphantly emerge as the candidate of our great party, the APC. I have done enough work at the level of the delegates at the grassroots,” the former member of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) said through his spokesperson.
- CAJ News