Ex-Kogi Gov, Joins Kogi Gubernatorial Race
16 July 2019 News
Former Governor of Kogi State, Retired Captain Idris Wada has joined the governorship race in the state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Retired Captain Wada in an interview with radio Nigeria in Abuja after collecting his Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms said Kogi State was in a precarious situation.
Wada promised quality leadership that will provide adequate infrastructural development and job creation if reelected into office.
According to Wada he had always eschewed ethnicity and religious bias and therefore sought for support of the people of the state to ensure good governance.
He explained that Kogi was on a part of progress as of the time he left and if he had spent four more years, with the kind of money that’s coming into the hands of this present governor, Kogi would have become a state to be proud of.
The former kogi state governor stated that many people have indicated interest to contest as the governor of Kogi State in November election, but experience is key.
Wada who decried the rate of youth disillusionment in the state, noted that if something urgent is not done to address it, they might end up consuming the older ones and the wealthy class.
While noting the role of the youths in national development, Wada pledged to formulate programmes and policy that will engage the youths to enable them showcase their potential.
He noted that Fifty-Four percent of state population are its youths and they constitute a major challenge in the state.
Wada who explained that the fate of youths in Kogi state is at stake stressed that, this is the right time to correct the wrong of the present administration to enable the youths aspire for leadership position in the country
According to Wada his agenda for Kogi will be centered on human capital development, youth and women empowerment, insecurity and quality health care delivery to accelerate growth in other sectors of the state economy.
“Kogi is right now like quicksand, the more you wriggle, the deeper you sink. So if you bring a greenhorn, who has no proper knowledge of the workings of Kogi State, he will spend the first two years trying to find his feet.” Wada stressed.
Wada said that Kogi state is well blessed with both human and mineral resources capable of boosting its internally generated revenue but needed to be harness for the good of the people.
The PDP gubernatorial candidate pledged to provide an enabling environment for business to thrive through jobs creation that will make people more productive and improve their spending capacity.
He stated that as a trained pilot who became a world class flight instructor at age 23, once an airline owner with sound leadership and managerial attributes and as one who is not given to frivolities has all it takes to lead the people of Kogi to their promised land.