Former governor of Kogi State and standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the November 21 governorship election, Prince Abubakar Audu, has allayed fears that he will victimise civil servants in the state if he is voted into power.
Debunking the allegation that he was on a vengeance mission against the civil servants, Prince Audu described the allegation as rumour, a complete falsehood and cheap blackmail, stressing instead that he would accord the welfare of civil servants top priority in his administration.
Prince Audu insisted that he has nothing against civil servants whom he maintained had always voted for him in the previous elections, adding that if anything, it was the PDP-led government that have treated them poorly and even manipulated the last polls conducted in the state.
Audu said these during the All Progressive Congress, APC, zonal rally at Anyigba in the Kogi East Senatorial District, where he kick-started his gubernatorial campaigns for the November 21 governorship election in the state.
He pointed out that the APC government was poised to genuinely serve the people of the state, promising that no civil servant would be paid salary in percentages and lamented that this system of payment was not only shameful but dehumanizing.
The APC candidate vowed to create jobs for the teeming graduates who are roaming the streets searching for non-existing white collar jobs, saying, it breaks his heart to see graduates riding okada (motor bikes) in order to eke a living.
And at Kabba, the APC flag bearer expressed confidence that he would win overwhelmingly in the forthcoming gubernatorial poll in the state, pointing out that politics is a game of number, and that the larger percentage of the people of the state are solidly behind him.
“We cannot continue to live in abject poverty in the midst of plenty. The state has been grounded by the clueless government of the past. Let join hands together and pull it out and bring into the comity of great states”, he told 0kun -Yoruba people at a campaign rally in Kabba.
He said the party would correct the ills of the present administration in the state if given the mandate, adding that the PDP strength now only exists on the pages of newspapers in the state, stressing that people are disgusted with the PDP because it has disappointed them with its dismal performance.
Audu, who noted that his desire to return to Lugard House was to rescue and restore the lost glory of the state, said if given the mandate, he will definitely turn around the fortune of the people of the state and pleaded with those that contested against him at the primaries to work with him for the APC victory on November 21.

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