By Sylvanus Okpe
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign for the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state seems to have taken a better shape towards victory as ex-Governor Ibrahim Idris on Saturday, accepted to chair the campaign council.
Another boost to the party’s campaign which suggests that the rift in the ranks of the party might have been settled is the appointment of Senator Tunde Ogbeha who represented the Kogi West Senatorial district from 1999-2007 as the deputy chairman of the Council.
Another grassroots politician, Badamasuyi Abdulrahaman will serve as secretary.
The Kogi PDP chapter suffered a set back few days ago when the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye,
rejected 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, organizational 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.
Yusuf said the Musa/Aro ticket would
bring about meaningful growth and development as well as
the resuscitation of the Kogi dream.
He said, “The present state of economic squalor, abject
poverty, societal degeneration, developmental disequilibrium, infrastructural decay, moral decadence,
inexplicable suffering and gross hopelessness experienced
by Kogites, truly inspired the keen collective desire for genuine change, meaningful growth and development as well as the resuscitation of the Kogi dream.
“The capacity, competence and capabilities of experienced members of our campaign team and the dynamism, passion and creative abilities of our vibrant youths in the team are pointers to impactful mobilization at the grassroots”.