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Nigeria: Thirteen political parties adopt a female professor as a sole governorship candidate

Professor Aisha Abubakar Audu

Thirteen political parties in Nigeria have adopted a female Professor as their sole governorship candidate for the forthcoming November 16, Governorship election. Professor Aisha Audu of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) is the widow of the former governor of the state.

Shortly, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the YPP candidate in Abuja, the group spokesman, Mr. Abdulkadir Adebayo made it know while addressing the pressmen.

Mr. Adebayo decried the economic difficulties and sufferings the people of Kogi state are going through. He emphasized the condition of the people does not reflect what the former governor and the late husband of their candidate fought and died for.

Mr. Adebayo clarified the fact that the decision to adopt the candidate of the YPP was to support her achieve the dreams of her late husband for the people of Kogi State.

In addition, Mr. Adebayo stated that their decision was fueled by the need for the total liberation of the people of Kogi. Professor Audu, while reacting to the development, emphasized the need for a peaceful liberation and rebuilding of the state.

Professor Audu pledged that development; capacity building and service delivery to the people of the state would be given priority attention if elected as governor.

“Kogi is sitting on wealth yet unemployment is an issue that is why I have decided to be the voice of the voiceless”.

“I have been rendering services to the people through a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) which I founded to empower thousands of people and am ready to do more,” she said.

Professor Audu promised that if elected governor, accountability and service delivery to the people would be her main focus.

Source: CRN/ NAN

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