Kogi Guber Latest: Wada Can’t Win Elections, Group Tells PDP
A prominent political group in Kogi state, the PDP Concerned Group (PCG) has launched a passionate plea to the national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party and the PDP Governors’ Forum to save the party in the state from colossal loss by prevailing on the incumbent governor of the state, Capt. Idris Wada, to jettison the idea of running for a second term in office because his candidature would bring nothing but defeat at the election.
In a nine-page petition made available to journalists, the group cited several reasons why Capt. Wada should be prevailed upon no to contest. The petition stated that “Mr. Wada’s candidature would bring defeat because he has performed woefully so far due to ill-health.”
The petition which was signed by five members of the group, Mohammed Bello, Husseni Idris, Taiye Oshadare, Emmanuel Sani and Ishaya Yusurf, also stated that “the PDP would have won convincingly and retained power in states like Benue Plateau, Adamawa, Niger and even Kwara state, and some other states if only we fielded more acceptable candidates for the said elections”
In the said petition, the group alleged that “the loss of the party in Dekina Local Government Area, where Governor Wada hails from, during the recent National Assembly elections was a clear indication of the people’s impression of their governor.” The petition also “blamed the party’s failure in the recent elections on non-payment of salaries, infrastructural decay and stagnation of government projects, among others.”
The group in its petition also raised alarm on the possibility of free and credible primaries since the governor is hell-bent on seeking re-election. “The conduct of credible primary elections in the state was in doubt as the governor has the capacity of manipulating the election in his favour.”
It also alleged that the governor, during the recent ward congress in the state, bought over some party leaders with the sum of N2 million each. They however called on the national leadership of the PDP to investigate, and take urgent steps to save the party from going into extinction in the state. Several attempts were made to reach the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media. Mr Jacob Edi, as calls made to his known number didn’t connect as at going to press.