Engr. Musa Wada has declared his intention to contest for November 2019 Kogi governorship election on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wada, while making his intention known at the inauguration and meeting of the ‘Engr. Musa Campaign Organisation 2019’, restated his commitment to run an all inclusive government if given the mandate to be the next Governor of Kogi State.
Engr. Wada said the he will use his first year in office to declare a state of emergency to proffer drastic solutions to infrastructural problems confronting the state.
He promised to change the narrative and style of governance as presently witnessed by making the state and governance people-oriented, pointing out that the seat of government, the Governor’s Office will be Peoples Office.
The governorship hopeful described the non payment of salaries to civil servants in the state as unacceptable, pointing out payment of salary is a statutory obligation of the government.
According to him, payment of salary, pension and other emoluments will be paid as at when due.
He decried the poor state of infrastructure in the state adding that no Kogite is proud of the neglect of the state capital and promised to fast track the growth and development of the state.
Dr. Wada promised to give education utmost priority and making the payment of WAEC and NECO the responsibility of the government.
According to him, his mission to contest for the governorship is to rebuild and reconstruct the state and free it from few cabals who have mismanaged the common wealth of the people which has left the roads in the state not motorable and civil servants miserable, poor and hungry.
According to Wada, salary payment is not negotiable and not a privilege of the civil servants and reiterated his committed not to toy with their rights to enjoy the sweat of their labour.
In an open letter to delegates of the party, who will participate in the party primaries, Engr Wada appealed to them not to think of their stomach, not to throw away their credibility and sell their votes to the highest bidder but think of the state and their unborn children.
He implored them not to sell their conscience for any kind of gratification which is not for good governance.
In his address, the Director of Protocol, Engr. Musa Campaign Organisation 2019, Almajiri Isah Ameh described Engr Musa Wada as a man of strong character, an epitome of human service and the best of all the aspirants.
In his address, Hon. Jambright Sumanu charged the delegates not to betray the confidence reposed on them. He added that any aspirant who relies on his money to get their votes will not be accountable to anyone.
The campaign was inaugurated in the event that was attended by former lawmakers, ex-local government chairmen, and the son of the former state Governor, Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim.