Son of first executive Governor of Kogi State, late Prince Abubakar Audu has joined the now crowded governorship race in the state.
According to a statement from his media office, Prince Shuaib Audu obtained the All Progressives Congress (APC) letter of intent and nomination form on Tuesday, after months of consultations across diverse stakeholder platforms within and beyond Kogi State.
Speaking with newsmen after obtaining the forms in Abuja, Shuaib said he is motivated to present himself as a servant of the people of Kogi state “by the unending love and respect that many continue to show to the memory of my dad and family, and the realization that there is need to give back to the society that has given us so much over the years.”
“Whilst it is important to recognize the inputs of successive governments in the State, governance is an evolving terrain where new challenges and gaps keeps coming to the surface necessitating the need for new ideas, new socio-cultural vibes and latent energies to address.
“I have learned the ropes, I have seen the situations, listened to the peoples’ concerns and understand their emotional the situations of; and I therefore strongly believe that I posses the capabilities to deliver on the developmental fundamentals of my people, the people of Kogi State and the APC still remains the veritable platform to implement all of my progressive and people-oriented ideas.”
Recalling that his late father left indelible marks in Kogi’s infrastructural development trajectory, the young Audu further assured that his idea of politics is defined by a sense of overall development, true service to the people, leadership by transparency, accountability, and credibility, progress, fairness and justice.
He indicated that more than anything, Kogi State in the current context requires a leadership that guarantees unity and the prosperity of all devoid of any of bigotry or rancour and he possesses the temperament as well as the socio-political orientation that are suitable to the achievement of “these cardinal existential objectives”.