Progressive Forum of Young Academic Staff from across the twenty one local government areas of the state have endorsed Alhaji Momoh Jubril as the ideal candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 11 governorship election in Kogi state.
Speaking at the end of the monthly meeting of the Forum in Lokoja on Saturday, the group said they are convinced that Alh Jubril will make the state proud as Governor.
The convener of the Academic Staff Forum, Stephen Tafu, said the Forum, drawn from the 21 LGAs in the state, are genuinely convinced that Jubril’s integrity and proven capacity gives him an edge above other aspirants.
“Alh Momoh Jubril (JBEST) is a vibrant, progressive, energetic, experienced, charismatic and trusted leader. His achievements and loyalty to the New Direction family is peerless and if given the opportunity to serve, Kogi state will witness tremendous advancement.
“Momoh Jubril will consolidate on Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello’s achievements and deliver to us the Kogi state of our dreams,” he said.
The convener expressed gratitude to Governor Bello for creating avenues for people with great capacity to thrive and unleash their potentials.
He noted that the level of youth inclusion in Kogi state, under Governor Bello, is second to none, adding that this had a great effect on their socioeconomic development.
“No doubt, the continuity of a resourceful, intelligent and youthful Governor is a way forward for an onward Kogi state,” he added.
He appealed, on behalf of JBEST Support Group, to APC stakeholders, delegates and Governor Yahaya Bello to consider the future of the State by electing Alh Momoh Jubril as the governorship candidate of the party.
The Coordinator of the Forum said, “Jibril has a clear chance of picking APC sole ticket to contest November Kogi governorship election.
“Governor Yahaya Bello has done so much for the state and we felt another young person be given the opportunity to succeed him as Governor of the state.”
Finally, he said, as a progressive academics, the Forum composed of highly cerebral young academicians will support anyone who emerge from the primary of the party.