Kogi poll: Ex-gov Idris, Ogbeha lead PDP campaign

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) campaign for the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state on Saturday received a boost with ex-Governor Ibrahim Idris accepting to chair the campaign council.

Also, Senator Tunde Ogbeha who represented the Kogi West senatorial district from 1999-2007 has been appointed deputy chairman of the council.

Another grassroots politician, Badamasuyi Abdulrahaman will serve as secretary.

The Kogi PDP chapter had suffered a hitch a few days ago when the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, turned down the offer to lead the party’s governorship campaign.

Melaye has since been replaced with a serving member of the House of Representatives, Mr Tajudeen Yusuf who represents the Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency.

Expressing optimism about PDP’s chances in the election, Yusuf said the party has got a trump card in the Musa Wada/Sam Aro ticket to win the election.

Describing the PDP candidate as experienced and properly educated personality, Yusuf said Wada rose to the top of his public service career through diligence, dedication, commitment, competence and integrity.

“He has the administrative capacity, organisational 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 16, 2019, Yusuf added.

Stressing the collective desire of the people of Kogi State for genuine change, Yusuf said the Musa/Aro ticket would bring about meaningful growth and development as well as the resuscitation of the Kogi dream.

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