By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Deputy Governorship candidate in Kogi State, Alhaji Abubakar Yakubu Bawa, says the party is presenting the most sellable candidate in the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.
Mr Idoko Kingsley Ilonah is the APGA governorship candidate with Yakubu Bawa as his running mate.
In an interview with National Watch Tv, in Lokoja on Friday, Bawa, said the party’s candidate remained the most qualified and suitable among others.
According to him, Ilonah is a man of capacity and has the ability to harness the fortunes of Kogi to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths, provide quality functional education with improved Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the state.
“Our candidate has capacity, is a man of integrity, and competent to bring the desired development to Kogi.
“Ilonah is the most sellable among all other candidates presented by other political parties,” Bawa said.
He assured that APGA government in Kogi would not rely on monthly allocations from the Federal Government to develop the state if voted to power.
The deputy governorship candidate emphasised that the party was adequately prepared for the governorship election, and urged the electorate to come out enmasse to cast their votes for APGA.
He explained that Kogi has huge challenges of unemployment, infrastructure deficit, youth restiveness, and low IGR that required urgent solutions.
“The rate of unemployment is very high in Kogi with prevalent poverty which must be urgently addressed.
“The citizens are suffering in the midst of plenty; Kogi is richly endowed with human and mineral resources.
“If Ilonah/Bawa are elected as Kogi governor and deputy governor repctfully, come November, our administration is poised to change the narratives within the shortest period,” he said.
Bawa assured the people that under the APGA government, Kogi would largely depend on the internally generated revenue for its development.
He stressed that APGA administration would explore several other avenues to avoid waiting for monthly allocations, saying youth empowerment would be the party’s focal point.
He promised that the APGA administration would establish fashion or garment industry in the state.
The deputy governorship candidate, therefore, urged the electorate to chose wisely and vote for Ilonah/Bawa APGA ticket in the coming election in the state.