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Governor Wada Formally Accepts To Run For Second Term In November Kogi Poll

Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Ichala Wada
Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Ichala Wada

Kogi State governor, Captain Idris Wada has formally accepted to run for second term in the November 21 governorship election in the state.

Captain Wada, in his acceptance speech said: “the words of our elders are words of wisdom, but I have come to appreciate that in the last few weeks, before elders speak, they might have employed experience, patience, candour and courage. This latest gesture from our leaders has added to the weight of responsibility that I shoulder. My pledge and response is to surpass your expectations, God helping me.”

The governor, who was speaking at a meeting with PDP elders, commended them for their support to his administration.

Earlier, the PDP stakeholders, chaired by the immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris and the former deputy governor in the then Benue State Alhaji Sule Iyaji called on Wada to seek a re-election based on his track records of achievements.

Stakeholders from the three senatorial districts and the Elders’ Advisory Council of the party had unanimously endorsed the re-election bid, of Capt Idris Wada, and also adopted him as the party’s sole candidate in the forth coming governorship election.

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The stakeholders also agreed that power rotation be entrenched in the state body politics.

The meeting resolved that after the tenure of the incumbent, power should rotate between the west and the central senatorial district of the state.

Also among those present at the meeting were, Alh Sule Iyaji, Chief Patrick Adaba, Prince Olushola Akanmode, the Speaker Kogi State House of Assembly, and a host of other party faithful. [myad]