Few days to November 11 governorship election in Kogi state, no less than thirty five de-registered political parties have endorsed the candidate of Action Alliance (AA), Olayinka Braimoh.
Chairman, Forum of De-registered Political Parties, Hon. Godwin Atawodi made this known at a press briefing in Lokoja on Thursday.
Atawodi said the 35 deregistered political parties were impressed and convinced by Olayinka Braimoh’s manifesto, which he described as the best deal for Kogi state.
He said Braimoh’s clear vision for Kogi made him their preferred candidate.
“The Kogi state governorship election is here, the candidates have been busy campaigning and meeting the people to soliciting for votes, the people are agitated barring the political land scale of Kogi State in the past seven years.
“The Kogi people have to make a choice from the array of candidates on Saturday 11th November 2023, political pundits are making their different permutations on who will win or not win.
“However, we as deregistered political parties in Kogi State with our structures still intact across the 239 wards, in 21 Local Government Areas of Kogi State have felt the dire need to educate our dear Kogi people by doing a critical cynical analysis of all the candidates and of course come up with the best candidate who can take us out of the woods, Kogi State is in doldrum, in ruins, in abject poverty in the last 7 years, businesses have crippled, there is hunger everywhere we go, how do we allow this continue?
“So we have taken pains to look at the agendas and blue prints of all the candidates and have unanimously arrived that Kogi people should go out enmasse and vote His Excellency Olayinka Braimoh, he has the best agenda, the best credential, finesse, humility, Godliness to lead Kogi people with his STATS agenda that entails Solid Mineral Development, Tourism, Agriculture And Trade.
“We hereby endorse the candidacy of His Excellency Olayinka Braimoh, the Governorship Candidate of Action Alliance and urge all Kogites to vote enmasse for him, he REMAINS our best. This is our clarion call, go to the people of the east, the people of the west, and the people of the central tell them that His Excellency Olayinka Braimoh of Action Alliance is the most preferred candidate,” he said.
Kogi State Chairman of Action Alliance, Fred Ambo, in his response, described the move as a welcome development and an indication that the party is winning the election.
Deacon Ambo told the Forum to do the talk by canvasing support for AA across the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.