By Kingsley Fanwo
GOVERNORSHIP Candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance, Mr. Emmanuel Enesi Ozigi, has promised to ensure the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and All Progressives Congress, APC in the November 21 governorship election in Kogi State by leading his party to victory.
Ozigi said PPA has built a team of volunteers who see the future of the state as being more important than party affiliations, saying November 21 will herald a new era in the political history of the state.
He said: “Everyday, we are faced with new reasons to liberate our state from bad governance. Everywhere I have been, I see hundreds of young men and women who have volunteered to help build a new Kogi where the people will take the centre stage of development and where opportunities abound for true transformation.
“The people of Kogi have accepted our determination to lead our state into prosperity through quality education, world class healthcare delivery, commercial agriculture, massive industrialization, youth and women empowerment, tourism revolution and security.
“Our message is simple: Both PDP and APC are putting forward people who had and still have been given the opportunity to fix this state. Yet, the current realities indicate their failure. It is high time we embraced tested and committed hands to move this state forward.
“The massive support we have received from all over the state shows that ethnic politics has given way to the desire for credible leadership. We have put time lines on our promises and we can be trusted to deliver”.
The Financial Consultant said dwindling allocation from the Federation Account was no excuse for the abysmal performance of the PDP-led government. He said Kogi should have no business with federal allocation.
“As an operator in the organized private sector, I am sufficiently enlightened about the opportunities that abound in Kogi State.
Tourism and agriculture alone are capable of delivering over N200 billion annually to our treasury. With that, we can fund our education, human-capital development and comfortably pay salaries.
“With the abundant mineral resources in the state, a lot of investors could be brought into the state, thereby generating thousands of jobs for our unemployed youth. It is time we stopped paying lip service to youth empowerment if we are serious about human development.”