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Late Abubakar Audu’s Son Declares For Kogi Governorship Race

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Mustapha Mona Audu, son of a former Kogi State’s governor Abubakar Audu, has declared his intention to contest for this year’s governorship election in the state.

Mustapha Audu, the sixth son of late Abubakar Audu who was governor of the state from January 1992 until November 1993 and from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2003, disclosed this while addressing a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said the people of the state had suffered too much under the present administration, lamenting that there was nothing good to point to in the state at this point.

Mustapha Audu, who expressed dismay that civil servants were suffering, also condemned the total neglect of infrastructure and education by the current administration in the state.

He vowed to end all sufferings and bring prosperity to the state if elected into the Lord Lugard House come November, 2019.

“I choose to get into the arena…because instead of watching Kogi drift along towards tragedy, we the people, you the grassroots, through my campaign and my administration will recapture our state and reset our course towards prosperity.

“The era of selfish interests is over. The era of corrupt leadership is over. The era of money politics and sweetheart deals and inflated contracts and nepotism and cronyism is over.

“It is time to focus on people politics and Common sense leadership. I am putting myself forward as your servant. I am running as Mustapha Mona, not as a representative of any political family, but as faithful servant.

When asked if he had all it takes to challenge for the top seat in the state, the 37-year-old graduate of University of Glasgow, said he was “qualified to lead this state because I believe in the decency of the Kogi people.”

Mustapha Audu disclosed that he had not chosen any political platform to ride on as he was still consulting with stakeholders.

The entrepreneur is from Ogbonicha-Alloma in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

His father, Abubakar Audu died during the governorship election in November 2015, while seeking to be re-elected as governor on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

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BREAKING: Abuja Group Obtains APC Nomination Form For Obaseki [PHOTO]

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An Abuja based group, Obaseki Mandate Forum (OMF) on Wednesday secured All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship re-election nomination form for the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

The chairman of the forum, Chief Nathaniel Momoh obtained the nomination form from the party’s National Secretariat on behalf of Governor Obaseki, few hours after another aspirant; Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has picked his nomination form.

Addressing newsmen after the purchase of the form, Momoh said electorates from the 18 local government councils of the State, party members, apolitical citizens, and residents in the State and Abuja joined forces together to pick the nomination and expression of interest form for the governor.

The forum said their decision was informed by Obaseki’s Stirling performance in the last four years which he said has proved that the governor has the capacity to move the State forward, in spite of the many challenges and distractions that have manifested in various forms.

According to Momoh, “this form, willfully and freely purchased by the people represents the mandate of the Edo people – young and old, city-bred and rural dwellers, who are witnesses to the gradual transformation of their communities by the steady advancement of governance that touches the life of the people.

“This form represents the buy-in and acceptability of majority of Edo people, both at home and in the diaspora, who tasked themselves to ensure that their mandate is secured in the candidature of Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, for the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State.

“This form further signposts the will of the people and defeat of any kind of imposition plotted or being plotted against the Edo people. By this purchase, the good people of Edo State have spoken with one voice and have decided to entrust their mandate on His Excellency, the hardworking incumbent Governor, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki to continue with his developmental strides”.

The forum maintained that “Obaseki is not just an APC project. It is also the project of the market woman in Uselu Market, the trader in Aviele, Council of Chiefs in 05050, then 18 years and above student in Owan, the fruit trader in Iruekpen, that meat seller in Agenebode, that palm wine tapper in Esan, the cassava farmer in Ikpeshi, and many others who stood solidly behind His Excellency”.

Momoh then said that Obaseki’s, “is not a project for a gang of elites, who seek to whet their appetite with political power, relevance and undue control of the resources of the State, but one for the masses and well-meaning individuals passionate about the progress and development of the State.”




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BREAKING: Ize-Iyamu Collects APC Governorship Form

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Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Wednesday collected the nomination form for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.

Edo state governorship election is slated for September 19, 2020.

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BREAKING: Redeemed Church Pastor Ize-Iyamu Emerges Edo APC Governorship Candidate, Obaseki Dumped

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Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo.

Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged on Tuesday night in Abuja through a consensus arrangement.

The Pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) was presented by chairman of the screening committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, the representative of Edo North Senatorial District.

Other members of the screening committee were a former Edo Deputy Governor, Lucky Imasuen; Gen. Cecil Esekhaigbe; ex-Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Thomas Okosun; former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Samson Osagie; ex-member of the House of Representatives, Patrick Obahiagbon and the current Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, Peter Akpatason.

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