The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in Kogi State, Musa Wada, says his victory at the governorship primaries is for all the aspirants who contested in the just concluded primaries.
He issued this statement signed by him to the journalists in Abuja on Saturday.
He said his nomination would not have been possible without the cooperation of the aspirants who ensured the primaries ended a success.
Mr Wada thanked the conduct of his opponents at the primaries, saying they demonstrated a spirit of sportsmanship.
Information Drillers gathered that three aspirants who contested in the election had stepped down for Mr Wada before the primary elections.
Wada Said. “It is normal that in every contest, a winner must emerge; but in this case, nobody is a winner because as far as I am concerned, we all won. It is a collective victory.
“All of us who participated in the primaries are all aware of the challenges the people of Kogi State are facing, a horrible experience occasioned by the unresponsive leadership, maladministration and lack of direction of the incumbent governor.”
“I am only elected and put forward to spearhead the battle to oust the unresponsive APC-led government of Yahaya Bello in Kogi State which has impoverished the lives of Kogites and rendered our people hopeless.
“I cannot do it alone. It is a task that requires holistic effort to get done; a collective responsibility of all of my co-contestants in the primaries and we shall be victories in this battle Insha Allah”, Wada added.
However, He expressed regret at the invasion of the election venue by unknown gunmen who shot sporadically to disrupt the process.
“On behalf of my family, I commiserate with the family of one of the delegates who lost his life during the attack, and wish those who sustained various degrees of injuries quick recovery,” Wada said.
He thanked the party executives, delegates and other organs of the party for their efforts at ensuring the unity of the party.
He urged party faithful and the people of Kogi State to remain resolute in the battle to put an end to tyranny and oppression, maladministration and absence of governance in Kogi State under Yahaya Bello of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Mr Musa Wada defeated a former Governor, Idris Wada by polling 748 votes.
The date for the Kogi State Gubernatorial is scheduled to be on the 16th November, 2019. Mr Wada urges all citizens to maintain peace and protect their votes.