Kogi State critical stakeholders from the three senatorial districts, and the Elders Advisory Council, have unanimously endorsed the re-election bid for another term in office of Capt Idris Wada, and also adopted him as the party’s sole candidate in the forth coming governorship election slated for November.
At a well attended meeting chaired by Alhaji Sule Iyaji, the stakeholders resolved to endorse Capt Wada as the party’s candidate ahead of the governorship poll and for power rotation to be entrenched in the state body politics.
The meeting resolved that after the tenure of the incumbent, power should rotate between the west and central senatorial districts of the state.
The decision to adopt Capt Wada, Alhaji Iyaji disclosed, was borne out of his monumental achievements in office in the last three and half years.
The decision to allow power shift, Alhaji Iyaji said, was to engender unity and a sense of belonging, explaining that the machinery to achieve a smooth power rotation to the West or Central senatorial district after Wada’s tenure is to be worked out.
Alhaji Iyaji urged all stakeholders of the party to work together in ensuring that the major objectives reached at the meeting is sustained.
Among those present at the meeting were, Alhaji Sule Iyaji, Chief Patrick Adaba, Prince Olushola Akanmode, the Speaker Kogi State House of Assembly, and a host of other party faithful.
In a remark, Capt Idris Wada accepted the call by the stakeholders and Elders to run for another term in office.
The governor, who described the first term as challenging, occasioned by litigation and a drastic decline in the resources accruing to the state, however, said the state made remarkable progress on all fronts, especially in human and infrastructure development.