KOGI POLL: Bye Bye To Yahaya Bello, As PDP Set To Take Over Kogi State, Form The ‘Biggest’ Alliance

By Post-Nigeria: September 14, 2019 16:53

KOGI POLL: Bye Bye To Yahaya Bello, As PDP Set To Take Over Kogi State, Form The ‘Biggest’ Alliance

10 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governorship Aspirants who lost the bid for the party’s ticket to contest the November 16, Kogi Governorship race, have declared their support for the winner, Mr. Musa Wada.
The 10 Aspirants, under the aegis of Kogi PDP 2019 G-12, declared their support for Wada, at a Press briefing which held at the party’s Secretariat, in Abuja.
The Aspirants who signed the text included Idris Wada, Emmanuel Omebije, Grace Adejoh, Dr. Joseph Erico, Alhaji Kabiru Haruna, Adebayo Averehi, Mr. Mohammed Tettes, and Aminu Sulaiman.

Others included AVM Salifu Atawodi and Victor Adoji, whose signatures were on the list, but who were not physically present at the briefing, with Tettes, who read the text, explaining that the duo have traveled out of the country.
“Atawodi and Adoji have traveled out of the country, but before they left, they declared their support for Wada as their preferred Candidate”, he said.
“We have all resolved to work with Wada, in the interest of the party, and the people of the State after undertaking a postmortem analysis and empirical review of the Sept. 3, primary election which led to the emergence of Wada as the PDP Candidate in the State.

“In the course of the review, the two major unforeseen events which nearly cast doubts on the integrity of the exercise, were thoroughly considered and evaluated.
“We reviewed the two events, a  heavy downpour and a sudden outbreak of violence and gunshots, and sought advice from relevant professionals and members of the PDP, including Delegates to the primary.
“After extensive deliberations, the group resolved to accept the decision of the Chairman of the Elections Committee, Gov. Ahmed Fintiri, which produced Wada as the PDP Candidate.
“As members of the Kogi PDP 2019 G-12, the urgent need for intra-party cohesion and unity of purpose at this critical moment is recognised.
“It is for this reason that the candidacy of Wada is considered worthy of undivided support, so that the task of rebuilding Kogi can start in earnest.

“The role of the National Working Committee of our great party, led by Prince Uche Secondus, in positioning the Kogi State Chapter for victory in November, is fully acknowledged.
“The Kogi PDP 2019 G-12, is also aware of the various roles that have been played so far by various Stakeholders in stabilising the political space in Kogi State.
“While some of these efforts to totally stabilise the party are still in progress, the Kogi PDP 2019 G-12 remains unflinchingly committed to the candidacy of Wada.
“Considering the reconciliation efforts of Wada, and his preparedness to actively partner with the 2019 PDP Aspirants in Kogi State, this group, without reservation, accepts him as a partner in progress in the liberation struggle.
“We accept to work with him in the overall interest of the PDP and Kogi State”, he said.