Ahead of Kogi governorship election, the former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Usman Jibril has picked the governorship ticket of Accord Party as the party candidate in the forth coming Kogi Governoship election.
Admiral Jibril a former members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and also APC governoship aspirant in 2019 was handed the ticket as consensus candidate by the delegates on Tuesday after the party’s primary which took place at Kefas multi-purpose hall in Lokoja.
In his accepted speech, he said he is on a rescue mission promising that it elected as the next Governor of Kogi state his administration will transform the state.
He also promised to end percentage salary paid to workers at the local government levels adding that civil servants in the state will not regret it if voted as the next Governor of Kogi State.
The former Admiral said the state has surffered a lot under the administration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as the governor of the state, stressing that this time around he is ready to face any obstacles to make sure he becomes the next Governor of Kogi State.
He promised to developed Lokoja the state capital of Kogi state which he said the state capital need to be developed because Lokoja is the first capital of Nigeria.
“Accord party has taken a position in Kogi politics and I am happy to be the candidate of the party. I thank Ahmed Ibrahim who withdrew for me to emerge and I am assuring our teeming supporters that the party will not disappoint them if given the mandate come November , 2023” he said.
While speaking on percentage payment of salary at the local government level , the candidate assured that under his watch as the governor of the state all civil servants both at local and state government level would take their full salaries as at when due.
Unveiling the candidate after the delegates affirmation, the national chairman of the party Alhaji Mohammed Nalado described Usman Jubrin as a viable and valuable candidate who poses the charisma, capacity, experience and the popularity to dislodge the ruling APC in the November , 2023 governorship election.
“The process that produced the candidate was very transparent as the place holder of the party Ahmed Ibrahim voluntarily withdrew for Usman Jubrin to emerge through affirmation by delegates of the party from the 21 local government areas of Kogi state”
He assured that the candidate been a former naval chief of staff would be able to deliver the desired dividend of democracy to the people.
Nalado solicited the support of the party members and the people of Kogi state to win the forthcoming governorship in order to salvage the current situation in the state where percentage payment of salary has become the order of the day.
In his remark , the legal adviser of the party who is also the chairman of the electoral committee Barrister Maxwell Mgbudem commended the leadership of the party for the seamless conduct of the exercise that led to the unveiling of the candidate of Accord party for Kogi state governorship election.