Elders Convince Five Kogi PDP Aspirants to Step Down for Wada

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Hours to the Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary, no fewer than five aspirants from Kogi East, have stepped down for the immediate past Governor, Captain Idris Wada.

Addressing newsmen in the capital, Lokoja on Tuesday, the Vice Chairman, Kogi East Elders Council (KEEC) and former minister of State for Health, Arch. Gabriel Aduku, explained that the decision to prevail on the other aspirants to collapse their structure into Wada’s was in the overall interest of the party and the state.

According to him there was a meeting between them and nine governorship aspirants from Kogi East that were contesting on Monday till Tuesday morning.

He mentioned that at the meeting it was seriously deliberated upon that there was no need for everyone to contest, rather, they should come up with a person that has the experience and will be able to deliver the state.

He said at the end of the meeting seven of the aspirants agreed to stepdown for the former governor of the state, Captain Idris Wada.

While he said that nine aspirants agreed to step down for Wada, he listed five, including the only woman aspirant, Mrs. Grace Iye Adejoh.

Others said to have agreed to step down for Wada include AVM Saliu Atawodi (retd.), Dr Victor Adoji, Mohammed Tetes and Emmanuel Omebije.

Also speaking, the former deputy governor of old Benue State, Sule Iyagi, said they decided to back Wada because of his experience stressing that that was the main reason they appealed to other aspirants to stepdown for him.


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