*State needs generational change — APGA candidate
..NANS endorses Wada
..Group plans debate
By Boluwaji Obahopo & Abiodun Alade
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the November 21 election in Kogi State, Prince Abubaker Audu, has berated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for engaging in hate campaign against him, insisting that such move will not stop him from emerging victorious at the poll.
This was contained in a statement by Prince Abubakar Audu Campaign Council, signed by its Chairman, Humphrey Abah.
He maintained that the assertion that members of the APC family from the Kogi Central had not been at ease since Audu emerged the party-flag bearer was the conjecture of a clique to hoodwink the people of Ebira land and create ethnic bias.
Meanwhile, the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the elections, Dr Akwu Goodman, has said the state needs generational change of power to enable it to join comity of great states in the country.
Goodman who stated this at Idah during his campaign rally to the eastern senatorial axis of the state, said with the level of decay in Kogi, a new crop of leaders must come on board to overhaul the system and make life better for the people.
Also, yesterday, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, passed a vote of confidence, on Governor Idris Wada and equally endorsed the PDP candidate as their choice for the governorship election in the state.
NANS President Tijani Usman, who disclosed this in Lokoja while addressing a press conference said the group’s decision followed the assessment tour of facilities of all the state owned tertiary institutions carried out by the Joint Campus Committee, JCC.
In a related development, the Coalition for Popular Participation and Credible Election, COPPCEK, yesterday, announced that debate for the 22 candidates contesting the governorship election in Kogi will hold today.
State Coordinator of COPPCEK, Reverend Father Leonard Odomeja, who disclosed this in Lokoja, said the aim of the debate was to make the electorate have a good knowledge and understanding of the candidates and their manifestoes.