Toward 2023 Kogi State governorship election, Kogi West Initiative has said that they are not declaring hostilities against their brothers as they call for power shift to Kogi West.
The former Secretary to Kogi State Government, Malam Musa Ahmadu in a communique issued at the end of a one-day summit held in Lokoja over the weekend, it reads, “Kogi West Senatorial district seeks support to produce the next Governor of the state in 2023.”
The group noted that Kogi West Initiative, is an umbrella platform formed on 4th of January, 2019 solely for the development of the people in Kogi West, convened a one-day summit in Lokoja, with the theme: It Is Time.”
He said the summit brought together people from all walks of life from the Senatorial District to start the agitation for the governorship seat of the state come 2023.
The communique stated that the demand and appeal by Kogi West to be supported to produce the next Governor Summit maintained is not to declare hostilities against their brothers of the East and the Central, but to assure them that people of the West are ready to engage them and to ask for their support to rightfully claim the seat of the Governor in Kogi State come 2023.
The communique read thus, “The summit took notice of the political development in the state as regards the governorship seat, maintained that the agitation by the district is hinged on the fact that the governorship seat has moved from the East and to the Central, as such it is only fair and just that come 2023, the West be allowed and supported to produce the next Governor of Kogi State.
“Summit particularly observed that the East has held on to power for nineteen years, the Central would by 2023 have held on to power for eight years, thus making it necessary that the West be supported to produce the next governor come 2023.
“The summit passionately appealed on the need for people of the senatorial district to speak with a united voice and common sense of purpose in their demand for her share of the collective patrimony called Kogi State.
“Summit particularly observed without mincing words that Kogi West has played the engine room and pacesetters role in the development of Kogi State since its creation.
“The senatorial district would continue to sensitize and peacefully engage their brothers and sisters from Kogi East and Central Senatorial District to support the West in becoming governor in 2023.