It is a dawn of a new political era in Kogi East as five major governorship Aspirants have in a unanimous decision adopted the the most populous candidate, Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka of social Democratic party ( SDP ) popularly known as Muri as their sole candidate for Kogi November 11th Governorship election.
In a statement released to PRESS MEN on Saturday being 10th June 2023, the Director of Communication to Muri’s campaign organization, Mr Faruk Adejoh Audu, said, “Five of the nine governorship candidates from Kogi East Senatorial District have adopted Social Democratic Party (SDP) Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka as the consensus candidate to contest the November 11, Governorship Elections..”
He said, ” the resolution of the candidates today further reinforces the bright prospects of Alhaji Ajaka who is already tipped as the leading candidate race”.
He explained that the Secretary of the Kogi East Governorship Candidates Forum (KEGCF) Dr Abdullahi Bayawo of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) announced the resolution at the weekend said the candidates decided to sacrifice their personal ambitions in the interest of the people of Kogi State.
Part of the statement reads: “Those who participated in the resolution include:
Arc Isah Dauda; APM, Onaji Sunday Frank; APP, Dr Elukpo Julius; ADP, Dr Abdullahi Bayawo; PRP and Alhaji Murtala Yakubu of the SDP”
He added, ” following this resolution, the candidates are expected to harmonise their structure with that of the SDP Candidate to ensure a more effective campaign”.
Recall that because of the growing popularity of Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka in the race for Lugard house 2023, Governor Yahaya Bello’s THUGS attacked him at Lokoja in a week ago while he was on a thank you tour to traditional Rulers to seek their royal blessings.