THE CANDIDATE of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the November 21 election in Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu has assured workers in the state that he would not retrench any of them if voted to power, saying that they should disregard the news being peddled around by his opponents to that effect. The APC candidate disclosed this at Oguma the headquarters of Bassa Local government on Wednesday during his campaign rally tour in the council. Stressing that the end of percentage salary payment to workers in Kogi will end as soon as he is voted in and takes over power, Prince Audu said the state workforce should not entertain fear of job losses, “for that news remains a figment of imagination of mischief makers who are out to sow seeds of discord in the society.”
He added that the plight of Kogi workers today is like a dagger in his mind, saying that no responsible leader will allow workers to go home empty handed at the end of the month in this modern age; even as he chided the present government in the state for being economical with the truth over the bailout fund.
Prince Audu who said it pained him to see the road he constructed years back to the Bassa Council
headquarters at Oguma in a deplorable condition promised to rehabilitate all the feeder roads and the main highways that runs through the council for economic activities to pick up sharply.
The campaign rally witnessed a lot of defectors from the rival parties, particularly the PDP, some of whom are holding various political appointments in the present government in the state