Omoba Tunde Ajibulu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that the Kogi East senatorial zone produces its governorship candidate for the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state.
In a statement made available to journalists on Sunday, Ajibulu, who served as a member of the Logistics Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in the just concluded general elections said the call became necessary as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is also planning to field a candidate from the senatorial zone.
According to Ajibulu, aside having the highest voting bloc in Kogi state, the senatorial zone is also angry over the neglect it has suffered in the hands of Governor Yahaya Bello, the incumbent governor who benefited from the votes given to the late Prince Abubakar Audu in 2016.
He said: “It would be ludicrous to expect the Kogi governorship elections slated for November to produce the governor from anywhere else but the Kogi East senatorial zone.
“Not only do they have the highest voting bloc in Kogi, we should remember they won the elections but the death of Prince Abubakar Audu robbed them of the Lord Lugard Government House and providence gave Governor Yahaya Bello the seat.
“Yahaya Bello according to credible sources hasn’t even consoled the Audu family on the death of their patriarch through whose efforts he benefited so immensely, nor patronised the Igala region.
“So naturally, the Igalas are fuming and cannot wait for the November Kogi elections, I support it because it’s only reasonable and fair and with recent events in Zamfara, it’s a no-brainer that our party, the APC leadership is filled with highly cerebral personalities and they must know for sure that APC will lose Kogi state if a vibrant and viable candidate from the Kogi East senatorial zone is not fielded in the elections. This is because the PDP will definitely field a candidate from Kogi East.”