A former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Jibrin Usman, has debunked reports claiming leaders of Kogi East senatorial district have adopted a consensus governorship candidate.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, Jibrin, who is the governorship candidate of Accord Party in the November 11 Kogi election, said the “process for a consensus is ongoing and our people know among the leaders who can unify the state that is already polarized into ethnic and religious lines.”
He added that Kogi people are not unaware of the political situation in the state which is why they are eager to do away with nepotistic tendencies and the ploy to foist an unpopular candidate to Kogi people by the APC leadership in the state.
“In unison, Kogi people are ready to resist any 3rd term agenda.
“I would like to use this medium to appreciate my numerous supporters in Kogi East and Kogi State in general for their interest to verify the authenticity of the purported consensus candidate making the rounds especially on social media.
“It is pertinent to note that there are reverend stakeholders and social cultural bodies representing various interests known to have over the decades shown direction in terms of who leads or represent our people. This stakeholders and the social cultural bodies have not endorsed any consensus candidate.
“In due time, they will unanimously take a stand on the issue of consensus candidate,” he said.
Jibrin called on his supporters, well meaning indigenes of Kogi East and Kogi state in general to ignore any contrary information.
He prayed that Allah bless the good people of Kogi State for their perseverance while awaiting good governance.