The National Organising Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Col. Austin Akobundu (Rtd), said Tuesday that men folks have no business governing Kogi State.
Addressing the supporters of the only female gubernatorial candidate on the platform of the PDP, Princess Iye Grace Adejoh in Abuja, he said the party been rebranded to win more States, adding that Kogi and Bayelsa States would be captured in the forthcoming governorship elections.
“This is a party that has been rebranded to win more States and we are committed to winning Kogi and Bayelsa States in the forthcoming governorship elections.
“We also urge urge you to follow the party Constitution and the Electoral laws so as to avoid legal tussle and as you are aware, this is purely and truly a rebranded party committed to Transparency.
“So that Kogi State where you come from is retrieved from the hands of those who don’t have business governing the state.
“We are happy with men and women who kept faith with the Peoples Democratic Party despite challenges it has faced in few years.
“Your participation would make electioneering more interesting for women in Kogi believing that they will all come out to support the party.
“Anywhere we can assist you without compromising the process, we will and do not be intimidated by men who are already in the race.”
Responding, the Kogi female PDP governorship aspirant, Princess Iye Grace Adejoh said, the party has withered a storm through a form of strange opposition since 2015, saying the party would have crumbled completely, if not for the resilience of those at the leadership.
She recalled how few citizens of the country amid military intimidation insisted for democracy by forming the party which eventually ruled that country for 16 years.
“The PDP has done well particularly in few years that the party faced a strange form of opposition.
“Let us not forget how the country was before few few individuals like Prof. Jerry Gana, late Alex Ekwueme formed G-8 and later G-18 that metamorphosed into PDP with so much sacrifice for the country,” she said.
The governorship aspirant who purchased her nomination on Tuesday, believed that she would fulfill her ambition on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, saying that the party had supported female candidates in the past.