Mr Audu Mustapha has declared his intention to run for the governorship election in Kogi State come November 2019.
Mustapha Audu is the 6th son of the late former governor of Kogi state, Abubakar Audu. Audu was governor of Kogi state from January 1992 until November 1993 and from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2003.
He declared his intention in Abuja on Wednesday while holding a press conference.
Audu Mustapha condemned the present government of Yahaya Bello saying nothing good can be pointed at their performance. He equally said that civil servants are suffering while the state of infrastructure and education was not receiving attention.
He vowed to end the suffering if elected to Lord Lugard House in November 2019.
“I choose to get into the arena…because instead of watching Kogi drift along towards tragedy, we the people, you the grassroots, through my campaign and my administration will recapture our state and reset our course towards prosperity.
“The era of selfish interests is over. The era of corrupt leadership is over. The era of money politics and sweetheart deals and inflated contracts and nepotism and cronyism is over.
“It is time to focus on people politics and Common sense leadership. I am putting myself forward as your servant. I am running as Mustapha Mona, not as a representative of any political family, but as faithful servant.
Audu Mustapha finished from the University of Glasgow and when asked if he had what it takes to run for the Governorship race, he said he was “qualified to lead this state because I believe in the decency of the Kogi people.”
He said he was yet to choose a political party to champion his ambition for Kogi government but that he was consulting with stakeholders.
Audu Mustapha is an entrepreneur from Ogbonicha-Alloma in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State.
His father, Abubakar Audu died during the governorship election in November 2015, while seeking to be re-elected as governor on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
Credit: Daily Trust