I’ll Contest Kogi Governorship Poll, Says Abubakar Audu

Abubakar-Audu-0512Former governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, has hinted that he would run in the forthcoming governorship election in the state slated for October, 2015.

He said his decision to vie for the governorship seat of Kogi was in response to calls from people in the state for him to run.

Speaking yesterday at his Ogbonicha country home in Ofu Local Government Area at a reception he organised for the All Progressives Congress (APC) national and state assemblies members-elect in the state, the ex-governor likened himself to a responsible father, who cannot turn his back on his child.

“The voice of men is the voice of God, the people are yearning for me to come back because of my performance between 1999 and 2003. Now a lot of people are wallowing in abject poverty in the midst of many, under the PDP. As a matter of fact, Kogi is my baby and if I turn my back against my baby, it means I am an irresponsible father”.

Audu said he was coming back on a rescue mission, recalling that during his time as governor crude oil was selling between $9 and $12 yet, he was able to carry out developmental projects but now that it is selling for between $50 and $100, the state government said that the economy was bad.

He argued that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state has performed woefully, adding that was why the people were yearning for him to come back.

“We have just finished the state’s Assembly, National Assembly and presidential elections and we performed very well. We are prepared for the governorship election in the state, even if it is tomorrow. APC would win the election”, he said.

The APC leader in Kogi State, said that with the emergence of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, things would change for the better in the country.