The Governorship candidate of the African Democractic Congress (ADC), for Kogi November Governorship election, Hon. Leke Abejide has stated that his ambition should not be viewed as an ethnic pursuit, but one premised on salvaging the state.
Hon. Abejide stated this on Saturday while inaugurating the Renew Kogi with Leke/Omede Support Group in Lokoja.
Leke who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Shola Adebola said Kogi remains Abejide’s only ambition, stressing that he should not be viewed as an ethnic candidate.
“My ambition is for the interest of Kogi and Kogites. It is not a parochial thing – being centred on a person or group of persons,””Kogi is my Agenda and my agenda is for Kogi people. I have heard about Igala agenda, Egbira agenda but I remain the Kogi agenda.”
The Governorship Candidate who said the state is already fragmented and divided along ethnic lines urge stakeholders to rally round him in reuniting the state.
“Kogi is presented disunited, dying and in dire need of rescuing. In my policies, there will be no race, religion, party or tribe.
“I will be the bridge builder across all divides, I want to reunite the state and salvage it from its present state of maladministration.”
He however enjoined all supports groups to harmonised in order to achieve greater result.
The Deputy Governorship candidate of the party, Dr. Idris Omede who was represented by Mr. Paul Achimugu called on the supports group to mobilize to deliver on their mandate with the conviction that Kogi will be better for it.
The General coordinator of the group, Mr. Ayo Mayegun tasked the members of the supports group to remain steadfast in delivery on the mandate he described as God-Sent to Kogi State.
In a similar development, another support Group, Diaspora Vanguard for Good Governance led by Mr. Sunday Omoniyi also throws their weight behind the guber ambition of the ADC candidate, stating that they are convinced by his antecedent to deliver the Kogi projects.