Leaders of the Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, met in Abuja, on Wednesday night, with a commitment to win the November 2, Governorship election in the State.
The position of the party came at the end of a crucial meeting of the Kogi PDP Stakeholders, at the party’s National Secretariat, in Abuja, where the Leaders resolved to forego all personal ambitions and work together in the interest of the party and the Kogi people, ahead of the poll.
In his opening remarks, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, who incidentally hails from Kogi State, said that the party’s “winning streaks in the just concluded Governorship elections in Bauchi, Imo, Rivers, Adamawa, Bauchi, Osun, among other States, will be re-enacted in the forthcoming Kogi Governorship election.
The Publicity Scribe, disclosed further that the party has the support of the people of the State, “who are now looking up to it to rescue the State from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress, APC, under Governor Yahaya Bello, adding that, the PDP cannot afford to fail them.
“As we all know, our people have gone through pains, acute poverty, hunger, dehumanisation, brutalisation, job losses, untimely deaths, suicide, and all sorts of anguish, as a result of the misrule of the incumbent APC Government.
“The people of Kogi State are therefore, looking up to the PDP for rescue, and we cannot afford to fail them. We must therefore, not allow anything to demoralise us, as the winning streaks which our party displayed in Imo, Adamawa, Bauchi, Osun, among others, will be repeated in Kogi State, by the grace of Almighty God.
“In this race, we must also bear in mind that we have the support of the people. Kogi State has always been home to the PDP, notwithstanding the temporary setback of the APC. We must therefore, prepare ourselves, stand with the people and salvage our dear State from the pangs of misrule. Our people yearn to move forward, and we must give them that leverage, which they earnestly seek.”
Party Stalwarts at the meeting included former Governors, Capt. Idris Wada, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, former Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, Senator Tunde Ogbeha, Chief Patrick Adagba, State PDP Chairman, Engineer Sam Uhuotu, as well as other critical Stakeholders, drawn from all the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.