By Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.
Ahead of the Kogi State Governorship elections coming up in November 2023, a coalition of Kogi state women has endorsed the governorship ambition of Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu as best alternative to succeed incumbent, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, a renowned banker and son of the first and second executive governor of Kogi State, the late Prince Abubakar Abubakar Audu of the blessed memory is on a clarion call by the people of the State asking him to join the race to provide governance, security and reshape the economic fortune of the State.
Hajiya Rakiya Tijani, a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State led the women folks to endorse the experienced banker cum politician as a competent hand to succeed Governor Yahaya Bello.
The women’s group recalled how Shuaibu Audu used his foundation to contribute meaningfully to the development of Kogi State, in areas of potable drinking water, health facility, education, and empowerment of youths and women across the State.
“We have seen what he has done despite not holding any political office. He is committed and a developmental-inclined personality that is focussed and determined to serve his people.” the woman stated.
“Shuaibu Audu is likened to our late political leader, his father, Prince Abubakar Audu whose only interest was development and development without considering sentiment”.
Hajiya Rakiya Tijani, therefore calls on women and youths across the three senatorial districts of the State to unveil their unconditional support as the man that will uplifts Kogi is here but rather needs all and sundry support to succeed.
Other women who spoke on behalf of their districts commended Alhaji Shauibu Audu for his commitment, sacrifice, and support rendered to the people of the State and assured him of their unwavering support most especially his governorship ambition.
According to them, his achievement informed their decision to align their interest with him and as well ensure more development is provided to the State.