2023 Kogi Gov’ship: Youth Groups Urge Late Audu’s Son to Join Race

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Youth groups in Kogi state has called Mr. Shuaibu Audu to throw his hat into the ring and contest 2023 governorship election in the state.

The group made the call during its enlarged gathering in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital on Wednesday.

They unanimously declared their solidarity for Shuaibu Audu, son of a former Governor of Kogi state, late Prince Abubakar Audu, whom they described as a youth ambassador based on his passion to restore the dignity of the younger generation.

Speaking at the venue of the event, the president for the Movement of Youths Emancipation, Comrade Aliu Obaje said the dynasty of Late Prince Abubarkar Audu must be preserved, hence the need to consider his lineage particularly the one who had understudied his leadership qualities.

He described Shuaibu Audu as a technocrat with uncommon passion to uplift people irrespective of tribe and primordial sentiments.

Comrade Obaje called on youths to support Shuaibu and described his father as the architect of Kogi infrastructural development.

Also speaking at the occasion, the State Chairman of Okun Youths Forum, Mr Makanjuola Ayo said the state needs a leader that will link up with global communities to facilitate development.

Similarly, the Chairperson of Kogi Women Forum, Mrs Rukayat Ahmed, who explained that she had been an ardent supporter of Late Audu, urged politicians to reflect on the sacrifice he made as the leader of major opposition party since the inception of democracy in the state.

Reacting in a telephone chat with our correspondent, Mr Shuaibu Audu expressed appreciation to the various youth groups, stating he was grateful that the people noticed his modest contribution to the society.

On the request to partake in the next election, Mr Shuaibu Audu said he has learnt a lot from his father who was also a banker like him.

He said his foundation’s assistance to the people, particularly the underprivileged, was designed to sustain the legacies of his late father.

He advised youths to remain focused, law abiding and be committed to the progress of the society, saying the negative news of killings, kidnapping and harm robbery in the state is undesirable.

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