By Yahaya Idris, Abuja.
Ahead of April 10 governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi State, reports across the State indicated that the sin of former first and second executive Governor, Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu is being favour by the prospective delegates who will vote during the upcoming polls.
Prince Shuaibu Audu is an experience banker with about 20 years working experience and a patron of Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation, SAAF, a foundation he set up to keep the legacy of his late father, Prince Shuiabu Abuabakar Audu of the blessed memory.
Shuaibu Audu have accepted the clarion call and had gone ahead to picked his intent and nomination forms in his quest to serve the people of the State as next Governor after Alhaji Yahaya Bello, whose 8 years tenure come to an end soon.
Global Times Nigeria reports that most recently, Kogi residents from different religion and ethnic extractions has displayed their open support and love for Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, Kogi born Lagos based banker as their next governor to succeed incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello in view of his antecedent and commitment to turn around things for people of the State.
The group mainly of youths and folks in their number were representatives from 21 local government areas of the State stormed APC National Party Secretariat Abuja to support their leader and next Governor who has thrown the towel to serve them in the next political dispensation.
Sources who hinted Global Times Nigeria said Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu is presently in Abuja preparatory to return his (50, 000 000) fifty million naira interest and nomination forms after necessary documentation and inline with the party guidelines, saying he will lead thousands of supporters to APC secretariat on Wednesday.
In a lead of comment by group of supporters in Abuja includes, Mr. Umar Sheriff, a Kogi State Coordinator Tinubu for Good Governance from Dekina LG and a stalwart of APC said Shuaibu Audu is more grounded to succeed Governor Yahaya Bello considering his antecedent and impact to the state.
He appealed to APC delegates to do the needful by ensuring that Shuabu Audu is elected during the primaries slated for April 10, 2023 in the State.
Alhaji Sadiq Suleiman from Ajaokuta LG central district of Kogi State, said he was in Abuja to show his support to Prince Shuaibu Audu and expressed optimism that the young banker has the exposure and wherewithal to serve the people of the State.
He called on Kogi people to give their all support to Shuaibu Audu, adding that his aspiration represent his late father’s goodwill.
Other speakers who spoke include, Hajia Kande Daila from Lokoja LG, who assured Shuaibu Audu of women support across the state, owing to his massive philanthropic gesture render over the years.
Other delegates who added their voices said the banker cum politician has been tested, trusted and proven and that he stands a better chance to clinch the party’s ticket in April 10, 2023.
Global Times Nigeria reports that Shuaibu Audu has provided some dividends of democracy across the three senatorial districts of the State and had improve socio-economic status of the state via his numerous programs and policies.
Prince Shuaibu Audu is the son of former Governor of Kogi, late Prince Abunakar Audu of the blessed memory. Shuaibu Audu is also the Grand Patron Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation, SAAF, a foundation he funded to promote and keep the good and historic legacies of his father.