#KogiDecides: Beware of Promoters of Ethnic Agenda – Wada


Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (DP) in the forthcoming governorship election has admonished the electorate to beware of voting any candidate who will promote divisiveness and ethnic agenda in the state.

A statement issued yesterday by Governor Wada’s Chief Communications Manager, Mr Phrank Shaibu, said no governor in the history of Kogi State, had championed ethnicity and other primordial sentiments as the APC governorship candidate did during his four-year reign as governor between 1999 and 2003.

He said Kogi people needed a governor at this time who would have an accommodating heart to promote unity and harmonious co-existence among ethnic groups in the state regardless of their faith and political party affiliations.

But in a swift reaction, Mr Abdulmalik Suleiman, media aide to Prince Abubakar Audu described the claims by the PDP candidate as ‘mere political propaganda’ which, he said, would not ‘save the PDP from imminent defeat’.

Abdulmalik said Audu has never been and will never be a sectional leader, adding that all his (Audu’s) political appointments cut across the three senatorial districts of the state during his tenure in office as governor of Kogi state.