By Kingsley Fanwo
A POLITICAL interest group in Kogi, Alliance for Power Shift has endorsed the candidature of Mr. Emmanuel Enesi Ozigi of the Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA for the governorship polls. The group, through a communiqué issued in Lokoja, yesterday, described Ozigi as “a vibrant leader who has paid his dues in the business world through dynamic business leadership”.
“After assessing the candidates from the Central and Western zone of the state, we have come to the conclusion that Mr. Emmanuel Enesi Ozigi possesses all the requisite competence to move Kogi State forward.
“The PPA governorship aspirant is a dynamic leader and an accomplished business mogul who has contributed immensely to the development of the state through the organized private sector. He has launched a number of initiatives to curb corruption in Kogi State.
“To us, it is unacceptable to be offering us the chance for power shift in 2019 as we believe that now is the time to shun money politics and vote for a governor who will work for the development of the state.
“We are of the view that power is never freely given. Kogi East has continued to produce every governor since 1991. As a tripod, it is expedient for other Senatorial District to produce the next governor of the state in the spirit of ethnic and religious balancing, peace and unity.
“In Ozigi, we see a selfless leader, successful business leader, a great philanthropist and an excellent manager of resources who can remove the state from the peg of underdevelopment and create jobs for our youths as well as improve education, healthcare and infrastructures. If we miss this golden chance of electing a competent and prepared governor, it will be a great loss to our generation”.