A Federal lawmaker, Hon. Leke Abejide has officially joined 2023 Kogi governorship race after he picked the nomination and expression of interest forms of African Democratic Congress (ADC) at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja on Monday.
Addressing the crowd of supporters who thronged the party office, Abejide said he represents the coalition of patriotic politicians across political party divides who are resolute in their mission to rescue Kogi state.
Abejide, who got re-elected to represent Yagba federal constituency of Kogi state in the House of Representatives for a second term, said he has yielded to clarion calls from people across the state.
“In the February 25 National Assembly elections, ADC won two federal constituencies in Kogi state – Yagab and Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu House of Representatives seats.
“ADC won because of the good works the people are seeing through our party.
“The people of Lokoja/Kogi-Koton Karfe came as well and also agitated that they should not be cut off from the good deeds that other five local governments in Okun land are benefitting from. Now, the outstanding achievements of ADC will cut across the whole of Kogi state.
“We are ready to take over the affairs of the state,” he said.
Abejide said he will sustain and extend the peace and development of infrastructures as he is doing presently in Yagba across Kogi state.
The lawmaker said he joined the Kogi governorship race with the assurance of winning the November 11, 2023 elections.
“This movement is a coalition of different political parties. We have members of APC, PDP, SDP, LP, NNPP and other political parties in this movement to re-position Kogi state. The governorship election will not be about political parties. This movement is poised to rescue our dear state,” he stated.
While presenting the party forms to Abejide, the National Chairman of ADC, Chief Ralph Nwosu, said the state of Kogi is broken and people of the state need someone to fix it.
Nwosu said the only person who can fix Kogi State is Hon. Leke Abejide.
The party chairman said since Abejide joined ADC he has brought light to his constituency and has proven to have the needed capacity to lead.
The event was graced by Arc Salman Idris who just got elected to represent Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, top party chieftains from Kogi state and thousands of supporters.