Coordinator of Kogi Peoples Assembly, KPA, Engr. Solomon Adaji has berated some self-styled politicians ganging up against ex-Governor Abubakar Audu, with a view to undermining his position as the leader of All Progressive Congress, APC, in the state.
Engr. Adaji, who spoke in Abuja over the unfolding political event ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in the state, described critics of Audu’s leadership status in the party as political neophytes.
Adaji condemned the recent utterances credited to some faceless persons operating under groups orchestrating outburst targeting Prince Audu, whom he said “are jittery over the unwavering and high status of Prince Abubakar Audu in APC.”
He accused them of expressing disjointed and shallow views on Audu, a situation he said exposed them as a crop of politicians who literally betrayed themselves as having no knowledge about the unfolding political events in Nigeria, particularly, Kogi State.
The Coordinator who was visibly angry with the organised attacks from mostly these quarters, reminded the accusers on the virtue of long acceptance of Audu, by Kogites who revered him as an institution.
According to him, “Audu represents the agent of change and a gift to any nation like ours which is in desperate need to attain democratic advancement.
He said “They had tried in vain to ridicule a man of integrity,
honour and prudence; a principled and transparent individual; a revered political colossus, a quintessential achiever.
Adaji described it as arrant nonsense suggestions from some quarters that Audu was more interested in building structures for his governorship ambition than working for the collective good of the party.
Describing Audu as shrewd politician, Adaji explained that the
politician does not need to build new political structures to
actualise his governorship ambition in the next dispensation.
He said “Audu had in place magnificent structure in Kogi State, dating back to 1991, when he ran for the position of the governor of Kogi State under the defunct National Republican Convention, NRC.”
Adaji recalled that, “It was under the same 1991 structure that Audu used in 1999 to emerge victorious as governor of Kogi state under the platform of the defunct All Peoples Party, APP.
“To put it in perspective, Audu’s political structure and followership transcends the landscape of Kogi State. As an international recognised politician cum business mogul, Audu is not an individual in the political scene of the nation as erroneously expressed by these critics.”