By:Abubakar S. H
The immediate past Commissioner for Finance, Budget and National planning, and currently the governorship aspirant of All Progressives Congress, APC in kogi state, Hon. Asiwaju Idris Ashiru has declared that he is the most qualified aspirant to govern kogi State come November, 2023.
Hon. Ashiru who has been a super Commissioner to Gov. Yahaya Bello for about 8 years now, vowed to make the state the biggest economy state.
In a programme organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Lokoja, tagged ” Governorship Media Parley”. The former Commissioner said having worked closely with the governor for seven years especially on finances of the state, said he has been enriched in terms of experience needed to govern a state like kogi state. “Its an edge i have over others” .
He said that he is offering himself for the position of governorship to enable him continue with the implementation of the 32 year development plan of the new direction administration of the present Governnent of Alhaji Yayaha Bello.
According to him, ” I knew how best to make people enjoy the dividends of democracy, and its an attribute learnt from my boss and mentor, Gov. Yahaya Bello who brought me on board as member of his cabinet.
Asiwaju said having closely understudied the implementation of Gov. Yahaya Bello’s administration, says in terms of competence, capacity and pedigree, he stands better qualified for the job.
He advised kogi people, especially delegates from APC to give him their support during the congress, scheduled to hold 14,April.
“I have the knowledge and exposure and I have seen how democracy can work. I have seen how people can enjoy the dividends of democracy and that is what many leaders don’t have.
“That exposure to attract foreign investments that can revamp all our infrastructure and create jobs for our people is what I stand for and that is my motivation.
“That is why in this coming governorship primaries election, I believe that I am the most qualified.
‘ I’m coming up with method to change the narrative and God willing, we will do it better and show to the world that kogi State can still become the biggest economy state, said.