Candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 11 November 2023 governorship election in Kogi State, Hon. Leke Abejide, has bemoaned the dearth of tangible development in the state.
Speaking on a political programme on Channels Television, Abejide said Lokoja, the state capital, remain under-developed 32 years after the state’s creation.
“If Lord Lugard is woken up from his grave today, he will still locate his house,” he said.
The ADC governorship candidate said nothing was working in the state because of the anti-masses policies of the Yahaya Bello-led government.
“And once you kill the local government system, definitely insecurity will increase in that area and that is what we are seeing in Kogi State,” he said.
“If you are familiar with what is happening in the state, our people are almost dead and any attempt for them (APC) to go further for another four years, we will bury a lot of people because hunger will kill a lot of people.
“A Grade Level 16 officer does not receive more than N15,000 (monthly) and you can investigate as a journalist if you think I’m telling a lie.
“How will that person go to the office even with the current increase in fuel price and the increase in transport fare? That is why if you go to all the 21 local government areas, no one goes to the office. Everybody stays at home. Whatever percentage they get, whether 15 percent or 20 percent, they use it to take care of themselves.
Abejide said many people will die of hunger if the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is allowed to retain power.