Former running mate of late Abubakar Audu on the platform of the All Nigerian Peoples Party, ANPP, Dr. Moses Wokili, is optimistic that the Social Democratic Party, SDP, will clinch the forthcoming Kogi Central Senatorial District election.
Wokili, who was a close political allied of the late former All Progressives Congress, APC, Audu, who died hours after casting his vote in the November 21 Kogi gubernatorial election, said the SDP stands the chance to win reschedule election because of his pedigree and the on-going confusions in the camps of the rival APC and PDP respectively.
Speaking when he was re-presented as the SDP candidate by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dr. Abdul Isiaq, at the national secretariat of the party, he gave reasons why the election will not favour the APC and other parties except the SDP.
“People are tired of political wrangling within the ruling parties both at the federal and state levels, they want social welfare, justice, freedom from poverty and inequality, they want fresh blood on the scene to deliver dividends of democracy,” he said stressing that the dominant political parties lack the depth and will to emancipate the people.
According to him, the people of Kogi Central Senatorial District deserve good representation at the senate so that their interests could be effectively canvassed and secured. “I love social welfare because it addresses the needs of the grassroots and other people. I think that’s what SDP stands for and I am happy to use its platform to seek to better the life of the people of Kogi Central in the coming senatorial election.”
The real estate developer and philanthropist, said he opted to yield to the pressure of the people to represent them at the apex legislative body because of their persistent outcry for good representation, stressing that since he had been involved in the people’s welfare programmes, sponsored several youths to tertiary institutions, the people feel he has the credentials and political will to serve them.
“Nigeria is in the state of anomie and needs well-meaning, selfless and visionary individuals to take up the challenge of legislating for the good of the people. In fact, the senate as the apex law making body needs capable persons whose interest will be to look at the needs of the people and make laws that will facilitate development. And Ebira people think l should be there,” he said, adding that he has decided to oblige their demand.

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