An umbrella body of Kogi professionals resident in the state and other parts of Nigeria, the Kogi Renewal Group, has kicked against plans by the former governor, Prince Abubakar Audu, to return as governor in 2016.
Chairman of the group, Dr. Abubakar Yakubu, told newsmen that the group has been following the media campaign by the former governor to launch his campaign for the 2016 governorship election under the platform of the APC.
“Former Governor Abubakar Audu has been all over the media recently subtly campaigning for his ambition to come back to rule Kogi State under the APC.
“We agree that the PDP government has failed Kogi State in the last 16 years and we need change as demonstrated by the victory of General Muhammadu Buhari in the just concluded general elections. But the change we want is not Abubakar Audu,” Yakubu said.
The group said Audu who in his recent interviews strongly supported zoning and sharing of offices at the national level should also do same in Kogi State by canvassing and supporting other candidates outside Kogi East senatorial district to become the state governor in 2016.
He said that other parts of Kogi State have been generous by supporting candidates from Kogi East in the last 16 years.
The group therefore said it is time for Kogi East senatorial district to reciprocate in the spirit of the wind of change blowing in the country to allow other parts of the state to occupy Lugard House come 2016.