Seven aspirants contesting for the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship ticket in Kogi State, have stepped down for the former governor of the state, Captain Idris Wada.
Speaking on this development, the Vice Chairman of the Kogi East Elders’ Council, Architect Gabriel Adukwu announced that due to the large number of aspirants who had signified their interest in the governorship position, the council saw need to convince other aspirants to step down for one candidate.
Adukwu added that the council held a series of meetings with the aspirants which helped secure the assurance of no fewer than seven aspirants who promised to collapse their structures in order to support the candidacy of Wada.
According to the Vice Chairman, the aspirants that stepped down for Wada include Air Vice Marshall Salihu Atawodi (rtd), Muhammed Tetes, Emmanuel Omebije, Mrs. Grace Iye Adejor and Dr. Victor Adoji.
He further revealed that if elected into office, Wada would spend just one term.
Speaking on behalf of the aspirants, former deputy governor of old Benue State, Sule Iyagi said the main reason for their decision to step down for Wada was because of his wealth of experience in governance.