The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Kogi State has presented Mr Idoko Ilonah as its governorship candidate with Yakubu Bawa as his running mate, describing Ilonah as the “most sellable” candidate in the upcoming November 11 governorship election in the State.
Speaking at a news conference on Thursday in Lokoja, the State capital, the spokesperson for Ilonah/Bawa APGA Campaign Council in Kogi, Mr Aliyu Ibrahim, said the party’s candidate remained the most qualified and suitable among others.
“Ilonah is a man of capacity and has the ability to harness the fortunes of Kogi to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths, provide quality functional education with improved Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the State.
“Our candidate has capacity. He is a man of integrity and competent to bring the desired development to Kogi.
“Ilonah is the most sellable among all other candidates presented by other political parties,” Ibrahim said.
He assured that an APGA government in Kogi would not rely on monthly allocations from the Federal Government to develop the State, if voted into power.
The spokesperson emphasized that the party was adequately prepared for the governorship election and urged the electorate to come out en masse to cast their votes for APGA.
“Kogi has huge challenges of unemployment, infrastructure deficit, youth restiveness, and low IGR that require urgent solutions.
“The rate of unemployment is very high in Kogi with prevalent poverty which must be urgently addressed.
“The citizens are suffering in the midst of plenty; Kogi is richly endowed with human and mineral resources.
“If elected as Kogi governor come November, our administration is poised to change the narratives within the shortest period,” he said.
He assured the people that under the APGA government, Kogi would largely depend on the internally generated revenue for its development.
He stressed that an APGA administration would establish a fashion or garment industry in the State and explore several other avenues to avoid waiting for monthly allocations, promising to make youth empowerment the party’s focal point.
The spokesperson, therefore, urged the electorate to choose wisely and vote for Ilonah/Bawa APGA ticket in the forthcoming election in the State.
Also speaking, the APGA chairman in the State, Mr Moses Ajodo, affirmed that Ilonah has the capacity which he has proven over time in his private businesses.
“If Ilonah is given the opportunity to govern the confluence State, he would adequately utilize its numerous resources to the benefit of the people,” Ajodoh added.
For his part, the Director General, Ilonah/Bawa APGA Campaign Council, Abdulaziz Arikora, enjoined the party leaders and members to go back to their various local government areas and mobilize total support for the candidate.