By John Akinfehinwa
Stakeholders from Kogi West Senatorial district have declared that it is their turn to produce the next governor of Kogi State.
This forms part of the communique issued at the end of a stakeholders meeting organized by Kogi West Initiative held in Lokoja at the weekend.
The former Secretary to Kogi State Government, Malam Musa Ahmadu, who read the communique, said that they are not declaring hostilities against their brothers as they called for a powershift to Kogi West.
Ahmadu observed that the East has held on to power for nineteen years, while the Central would by 2023 have held on to power for eight years, thus making it necessary that the West be supported to produce the governorship in 2023.
While noting that Kogi West Senatorial District seeks support from their Eastern and Western brothers to produce the next governor of the state, the forum maintained that the summit brought together people from all walks of life from the senatorial district to start the agitation for the governorship seat of the state come 2023.
The communique read thus, “The Summit took notice of the political development in the State as regards the Governorship seat. The agitation by the district is hinged on the fact that the Governorship seat has moved from the East and to the Central, as such it is only fair and just that come 2023, the West be allowed and supported to produce the next Governor of Kogi State.
“The summit passionately appealed on the need for people of the senatorial district to speak with a united voice and common sense of purpose in their demand for her share of the collective patrimony called Kogi State.
“Summit particularly observed without mincing words that Kogi West has played the Engine room and pacesetters role in the development of Kogi State since its creation.
“The senatorial district would continue to sensitize and peacefully engage their brothers and sisters from Kogi East and Central Senatorial District to support the West in becoming governor in 2023.