A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship aspirant, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim has disclosed that Kogi State currently lacks fundamentals of governance and yearning seriously for development, his aspiration is to ensure development and prosperity.
Abubakar Ibrahim, who leads in the chance to pick the PDP governorship ticket stated this in Mopa, headquarters of Mopa Amuro LGA of the state, said the time for people to watch from a distance political happenings in the state has long gone, urged the people of Mopa Amuro to join in his quest to rescue the state from underdevelopment, hunger and poverty.
Abubakar Ibrahim commended the people of Mopa Amuro for their long time support for the PDP, lamented that every news about Kogi State in the recent past has been negative as far as issues of welfare of the people are concerned, explained that this perception must be corrected for the coming generation.
The businessman turned politician stated this while speaking to party executives, delegates and stakeholders of the PDP ahead of the forthcoming governorship primaries of the party scheduled for September, said the journey to change the narratives begins with picking the PDP ticket, urged the delegates to remain steadfast.
Abubakar explained that it is very essential to be able to pay the rights of the State civil servants, adding that it is very key to meet their obligations to move the State forward.
“I have followed development in Kogi State . I can categorically say that we’re not there yet there and I believe posterity would not speak positive about us if we do not make ourselves available to offer purposeful leadership that would move the state forward ,” he noted.
The Governorship aspirant explained that he joined the gubernatorial race in order to correct all socio economic ills currently slowing down the progress of Kogi State, called on the PDP in Mopa Amuro to join in salvaging the state from total collapse.
He pointed out that he has four thematic areas towards the over all development of Kogi State, stating that he has made adequate preparation to tackle the issues of insecurity in the State, improve on education and health, make agriculture interesting to offer empowerment and revenue earner.
The Governorship hopeful said the payment of workers salaries at all levels will be on first line charge, insisting that salaries and pension would be paid as at when due.
He pledged that through agriculture , there will be creation jobs and creation of wealth, stressing that youths would be adequately empowered under his administration if given the mandate.
“Women would be given their rightful position under our economic development and empowerment programme to allow for wealth creation and wealth generation”, he added.
Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim tasked the delegates on the need to make informed decision, insisting that he is adequately prepared, in all ramifications needed to offer purposeful leadership that would lead to better life for the citizenry.
If elected, the Guber aspirant said it would be business unusual for the people of Mopa Amuro in terms of development, empowerment, appointment, urged them to vote for him at the party’s forthcoming delegates convention, assured that their support would not be misplaced.