By BOLUWAJI OBAHOPO
LOKOJA – Kogi State governor, Capt. Idris Wada has identified lack of unity and co-operation among the leaders in the country as the bane of under development.
Wada stated this in Lokoja on Saturday at the occasion of conferment of awards of a “Worthy successor” on him, and “Hero” merit award on the former governor of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris by Mentor Communication limited, Abuja.
According to him, “It is worrisome when leaders can not come together as one and speak with one voice for the development of the country. The essence of leadership is to effect positive change in the lives of the people.
“My continuous closeness with the immediate past governor of the state Alhaji Ibrahim Idris is to tap out of his abundant wealth of experience to move the state to enviable height, I don’t owed any body apology for consulting the former governor on salient issues that affect the state before I took my decisions.
“Some people in the country seek power for the purpose of oppressing others and cause damage and injustice to the people. The position of governor is a very powerful position in the constitution of Nigeria. But for me, I seek power to transform Kogi state by engaging in better things that will improve the lot of the people in the state.
“The aim of seeking power is to impact positively on the lives of the people, it is not fair to suppress others or do injustice. What every leaders need is the fear of God and equity which is the ways of God all mighty”
Wada stressed that the former governor have never instructed him to complete his uncompleted projects, but he decided to complete them in the interest of the people of the state who are the direct users of those projects.