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PDP will return to Lugard House, Wada


Idris Wada

Idris Wada

Immediate past governor of Kogi State Captain Idris Wada has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would return to the seat of government in the state very soon.

This, he noted would enable PDP give Kogi people the right leadership after the courts must have “righted the wrong” done by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in declaring that the party it failed at the last Governorship election.

The former governor who spoke during a stakeholders meeting at the party’s Secretariat in Lokoja yesterday indicated that he was proud of the performance of the party in the governorship election

He claimed that though INEC said PDP was unsuccessful at the election, events at the tribunal have shown otherwise.

“What has happened in the last three months shows clearly that the state needs PDP. What has happened is an accident, and we shall overcome”, he stated.

He admitted that the State chapter of the party made some costly mistakes while it held sway in the state.

Wada however attributed past mistakes of the party to what he described as human frailties, saying only God was infallible.

He identified with PDP lawmakers in the state House of Assembly, who according to him have become victims of the impunity of the present administration. He however admonished them to remain steadfast and committed in the discharge of their duties.

He added: “I want to thank elders and leaders of the party who have been with you in your struggle. Only God will reward you”.

He said that though Kogi PDP was passing through difficult time, the party can “stand the heat.”
The state chairman of party, Engr. Sam Uhuotu said the PDP would surely return to the Lugard House after its current battle at the tribunal, where its candidate was challenging incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello.

The Kogi PDP stakeholders’ meeting which attracted party bigwigs, including the former state governor, Capt. Idris Wada, representative of his predecessor, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, a former deputy governor in the state, Dr. Patrick Adaba, Senator Tunde Ogbeha and both serving and past federal and state lawmakers.

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