By Musa Tanimu Nasidi.
Member representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency, Hon. Tajudeen Ayo Yusuf has said his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is merely waiting for 2019 to take over power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state.
Yusuf said this while fielding questions from journalists in Lokoja over the weekend.
The lawmaker said it was sad that PDP lost the 2015 governorship election due to what he called, “internal bickering as a result of imposition of candidates.”
According to him, the party had learnt a bitter lesson and would come out stronger in the next governorship election.
He expressed surprise over the level of peoples’ support and acceptability for the PDP in the state, saying the next governorship election would just be a walkover for the party as landslide victory was assured.
Yusuf, who was in the state to discuss with some political stakeholders on the forthcoming PDP national convention, said he was elated with the report garnered from the 21 local government areas of the state on the PDP membership drive.
“In 2019, by the grace of God, PDP will field a governorship candidate that is young, focused, highly educated, intelligent, dynamic who will listen to the pieces of advice from elderly and experienced people and above all who will have the fear of God.
“We will not field somebody who will tear the state apart, neither shall we bring somebody that will spread hunger and starvation, but somebody that will wipe away our poverty and make the state great again.
“The elders say it is when a man marries the second wife that he knows who is better. We as a party have learnt our lesson and the electorates also have learnt their lesson that Kogi state is safer and more secured in the hands of PDP because they have tasted the second wife and they now know who is better,” he said.Share this on WhatsApp