IDRIS AHMED, LOKOJA.
A Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, Asiwaju Idris Ashiru, said he is the most qualified among the 18 contestants seeking to succeed Alhaji Yahaya Bello as the next governor of Kogi state.
The Governorship hopeful who is so confident of winning the primary election, said whether zoning or no zoning, he is the ‘heir apparent’ to the Kogi Governor’s office.
Asiwaju Idris Ashiru, who resigned recently as Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, said for the relevance and implemention of the 32 years development plan for the state which will be launched soon by Governor Yahaya Bello, will be the roadmap for his administration if elected as the governor of the state.
Ashiru who made the declaration on Monday at the “Governorship Media Parley”, organized by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kogi State Council, said it will be more advantageous and profitable for the leadership baton to be handed to him as a core insider of the administration.
The aspirant promised to launch a reorientation programme for the mobilisation of the citizens to imbibe the spirit of patriotism and Nationalism in state activities, so as to believe that the state belongs to all irrespective of religion ethnicity or section.
The former Commissioner for Finance Budget and Economic Planning disclosed that the new plan is full of innovation in view of the abundant Natural Resources in Kogi state.
According to him, the new administration will organize a science and technology summit for the purpose of launching industrial revolution as the state is blessed with human and natural resources and relevant raw materials for industries.
He explained that the forum will assemble together Science and Technology graduates both employed and unemployed to brainstorm on industrialisation and modern technology
On energy crisis rocking the state, the aspirant who expressed disappointment over lukewarm services rendered by the electricity distribution agencies in Kogi state, promised to bring in investors both foreign and local to improve on the welfare of the people and boost industrialisation, commercial activities and petty trading.