Kogi: Seven Governorship Aspirants Step Down for Wada

  • Aduku says Wada should be allowed to complete a second term tenure as he has the experience of manning the office.
  • 7 Aspirants step down after serious deliberation.

Information reaching iDONSABI.com indicates that seven out of 16 governorship aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from Kogi East have stepped down and collapsed their structures to the former governor, Idris Wada.

Wada will have to still square up against Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly.Melaye has said he will never step down.

This was disclosed on Tuesday morning by one of the spokepersons of Kogi East Elders Council , Arc. Gabriel Aduku, in his address to newsmen in Lokoja, the state capital ahead of the PDP governorship primaries.

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Aduku revealed that there was a meeting between them and nine governorship aspirants from Kogi East that who wanted to contest on Monday till Tuesday morning.

According to him, there was serious deliberation at the meeting and there was no need for everyone to contest, rather than come up with a person that has the experience and will be able to deliver the state.

At the end of the meeting, he said seven of the aspirants agreed to stepdown for the former governor. He listed them as AVM Salihu Atawodi, Muhammed Tetes, Emmanuel Omebije, Mrs. Grace Iye Adejor, Dr. Victor Adoji.

Aduku who stated that Wada, who has just one term to spend should be given the chance to complete his tenure as governor of the state.

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In his address, the former deputy governor of old Benue State, Sule Iyagi, said they decided to back Wada because of his experience. He stressed that that was the main reason they appealed to other aspirants to step down for him.

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