…writes party leaders on dangers of fielding Yahaya Bello.
Ahead of the much anticipated November governorship election in Kogi state, youths from across the sixty four wards of the five local government areas of Okunland have endorsed the candidature of Ambassador Mohammad Jubrin Ahmed for the gubernatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The youths who are mostly of the All Progressive Congress made the unanimous endorsement after meeting at the different headquarters of the two federal constituency in Okunland on Saturday.
The group which cut across the entire wards of Okunland under the auspices of Concerned Okun Youth Leaders described the reason for the endorsement as borne out of their genuine concern for the suffering Kogites and the unequal and intimidating credentials, administrative acumen and patriotism of Alh. Mohammed Jubrin Ahmed.
They said in the letter addressed to the National Chairman of APC and copied to various party stalwarts that only Alh Mohammad appear to be of impeccable character, upright disposition and with blameless record of integrity and free of corruption charges among all the contenders that have to far signified interest in the office.
The group said that the only way APC can win the coming election is to pick a man who is as corruption free and of proven integrity like President Muhammodu Buhari.
The group noted that Buhari won a popular election in 2015 and 2019 because the people have known him to be uncompromising, honest, upright and indeed a lover of the downtrodden. They argued that it is expedient, instructive and very fundamental for the APC to present to Kogites, a man of such character as the gubernatorial candidate of the party.
While reading a communique adopted after the meeting and signed by Comrade Ajibade Kehinde from Ijumu Oke and Barrister Ifejola Omokore from Amuro district, the conveners describes the need for a fresh candidate for the party as urgent, important and unavoidable in view of the colossal failure, wanton embezzlement and anti-people government of Governor Yahaya Bello.
“It is an open secret and a known fact that Governor Bello has squandered the goodwill of the party, failed irredeemably and have made people poorer. It is popular news that Kogites now considers the suicide option due to non payment of salary running into several months, unnecessary animosity with virtually all the stakeholders in the state and his juvenile approach to all issues. It is therefore imperative that such a monumental failure be replaced with a better candidate,” the communique reads.
The group said it will organize a peaceful procession to the national secretariat as a mark of seriousness to press home their demand.