Ahead of the Kogi state gubernatorial election, one of the aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress has revealed why he wants to become the next governor of the state.
In an interview with Leadership newspaper, the aspirant said the current administration in the state has lost focus.
“The state is not only stagnant but also backward. It lacks physical infrastructure, and the people are just in squalor, poverty unemployment and all that. The state is not united across various ethnic, regional and even individual backgrounds for one reason or the other” he said.
Speaking further, he noted that: ” If you go to Kogi State today, you hear about power shift, retention and zones, but the state is supposed to be one despite our diversity. These are the areas I want to fight and bring development. These three things if they are achieved inKogi State, other things will come. We need critical investment in infrastructure in Kogi State. We have no roads, no schools, hospitals; we need water, we need many things. We have to create employment for our people, develop areas where we can have employment for our people through microfinance.”
When asked what is the Unique Selling Point (USP) of his party, Tim Nda Diche said the wheel of change is already on ground and will soon be felt in Kogi state.
“The wheel of change is already on ground, not only in Nigeria but in Kogi State as well. The performance of the present PDP government in the last 12 years has been so dismal. That is one strong point which I did not ascribe to any individual. The PDP performance was very dismal, there is no structure, no development, salaries and all that,” he said.
Read the full interview on Leadership newspaper.
Meanwhile, the national leadership of the APC has said the party has no preferred or anointed candidate for the Kogi state gubernatorial election.