The Deputy governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), in the November 11 Governorship election in kogi state, Dr. Idris Omede on Monday said the commitment of the ADC’s gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Leke Abejide to ending the perennial water flood ravaging Ibaji Local Government area and other flood ravaged communities in Kogi East Senatorial District.
Dr. Omede declared this at a courtesy call on Royal fathers in Idah federal constituency on in Idah.
Ibaji Local Government Area and major parts of Kogi East Senatorial District was totally submerged by the deadly flood of 2022.
Dr Idris Omede who was received by cheering crowds in Idah had a cordial interaction with Traditional Rulers and stakeholders from the Igala Kingdom where he rubbed minds with leaders of the Igala people on issues bothering on the development of the Igala Nation.
According to Dr. Omede, Ibaji people occupied strategic position in the state and such deserves a better place in the scheme of things in the state.
Dr Idris Omede said “once we come onboard, our administration would attend to all flood ravaging areas in the state through conscious responsiveness to all the identified places affected in the state”. He assured residents of flood prone areas that they will come up with planned actions that will put an end to the natural disaster that leaves many people dead and countless people homeless.
Dr Omede lamented that the state has suffered unduly despite the resources coming from the federation specially meant for that purpose yet the areas have been allowed to wallowed in suffering associated with the flooding annually.
The Deputy Governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress further called on the people of the state to to do a background check on all the those aspiring to lead the state in the fourth coming election so that the state would not fall into the wrong hands and continued in self inflicted pains.
Omede noted that Kogi state is one of the states that deserves a better living standard because of its enlistment as an oil producing state in the country, instead of the suffering that the state has been subjected in the last 7 years.
Speaking at the occasion the state chairman of the ADC in the state, Hon. John Adaji assured the people that his party programmes has human face and would implement programmes that every sector of the economy would be affected positively. He said the party can only its Manifestos once elected into office by the electorates.