Guber 2023: Kogi NNPP Unveils Dr Mubarak Salihu As Party’s Gov’ship Candidate

By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab

The Kogi State chapter of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has formally presented Dr Mubarak Musa Salihu as its candidate for the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the State, to the members and stakeholders of the party.

The event, which held in Lokoja on Thursday, was well-attended by party leaders and members from across the 21 local government areas of the State.

Salihu was presented as the standard bearer of the party after winning the April 15 primary election.

While speaking at the event, the State chairman of the NNPP, Alhaji Sulaiman Abubakar, appealed to members of the party to judiciously utilise the opportunity given to the party to take power from the ruling APC.

Abubakar said, “We have gone through the rigours of primary and it was a very transparent one, there might be issues before and after the primary election but the opportunity to take power in Kogi State is in our hands. I am appealing to you, all those who are aggrieved in one way or the other that for the sake of Kogi State and for the sake of our children, allow such grievances be vacated from their minds.

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“Vengeance is a visionless entity and we can not patronise it. We can see that the narratives have changed and we can’t allow one part of the state to be cheating on the others. My position about this is clear and I am appealing that all of us should come together and take our state and make it work.”

Speaking shortly after the presentation, the PDP governorship candidate, Dr Mubarak Musa Salihu, expressed his appreciation to every member of the party for the confidence reposed in him and promised not to disappoint them.

He said that Kogi has no business being poor as the State is sitting on goldmines enough to make the citizens of the state immensely rich.

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“Kogi State has over 42 mineral resources untapped, there is nothing wrong if we have five Obajanas in the State. There is no reason why Ajaokuta should not be working, there is no reason why we should depend on monthly Federal allocations. All these will be brought to a halt when I become the governor through you in November.

“We have enormous resources and loose funds around the world waiting to be accessed, what you only need is enabling environment and ideas to access those funds, I will use my connection around the world to attract investments to the state,” Salihu promised.

Also, speaking during the ceremony, a senatorial candidate in the just concluded general election, Hon. Mohammed Ibukun Abubakar Bukky
called on party faithful to rally behind Mubarak Musa Salihu, who he described as a formidable personality, who will bring the State out of the woods of the past seven years.

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“To do this, there is the need to see ourselves as one big family and work together to install Mubarak Musa Salihu in November,” Bukky stated.

Below are some pictures captured at the event:

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