A frontline gubernatorial aspirant of All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu has said it was unfair for the Igala speaking people to continue to rule the state, saying that power must change hand to the other ethnic nationality of the state as soon as possible.
The former governor of the state dropped this hint at the Lokoja township stadium on recently during the official declaration of his intention to rule the state once again.
The chieftain of the APC noted that since Kogi state is an offshoot of the colonial Kabba province, which comprises Igala, Ebira and Okun-Yoruba as the major tribes and they have been living peacefully since ages, it is unfair for only ethnic tribe to continue in power in the state.
He stressed further that he would have gone ahead and negotiate a way out presently, but for the sorry sight of the state, which was occasioned by bad leadership, it is advisable to clear the mess before negotiating out power to other ethnic tribes across the Niger River.
“Igala cannot continue to dominate power in the state forever. The state of Kogi presently made some of us to say, ‘hold on for now’. Kogi is gone, in the state of comatose; unemployment, poverty is high. That is why I’ve come to rescue the state before it is given out”, he said.
Prince Audu who posited that his party had already won its election debunked the erroneous impression making rounds that he is out for vengeance; saying, “nobody offended me” that will call for vengeance from him.
He assured the civil servants of maximum cooperation, if given the mandate to rule the state once again, adding that he has no plan to reduce the state workforce or their salary, as it was being peddled around by some mischief makers.
The occasion attracted a lot of dignitaries from within and outside the state, including Humphrey Abbah, former minister of police Affairs, Obolo Okpanachi, ex-accountant general in the state and Prince Audu’s former aides when he was the governor of the state, like Hajia Halima Alfa, former Sure-P director and Emmanuel Ekele, his former commissioner of commerce and industry and director general protocol respectively.

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