Olayinka Braimoh, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) on Saturday declared that it was his turn to rule Kogi after Gov. Yahaya Bello on Jan. 27, 2024.
Mr Braimoh made the declaration while receiving some defectors from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Young Progressive Party (YPP) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at his campaign office in Lokoja.
The AA youthful guber candidate said that he was optimistic of victory at the forthcoming Nov. 11 governorship election in the state because of the overwhelming support he was enjoying from the citizens.
“I hereby declare to you today that by God’s grace, I’m the next Governor of Kogi. I will move Kogi from a visionless to a visionary state.
“This is because the residents of Kogi are tired of suffering from hunger and poverty and are looking up to me to bring them out of that anguish and pain.
“That’s why I’m confident to say that this is my turn and time to rule Kogi after Bello, to give some succour to my people by turning around the fortunes of the state.
“This is my assignment and I am ready to execute it to the expectations and joy of the citizens of Kogi,” he stated.
Mr Braimoh said receiving defectors from APC, PDP and YPP was a testimony that people were looking up AA to help deliver them from poverty and hunger.
According to him, the people should not be afraid to rally round him in the quest as he is unstoppable in taking over Kogi on Nov. 11.
The three leaders of the defecting groups from YPP, PDP, and APC took time to address the crowd at the AA campaign secretariat.
Messers Ibrahim Muhammed, YPP zonal chairman, Kogi West; Isiaka Haruna, PDP Uboro/Ohepe Ward in Okehi Local Government Area; and Salaudeen Abdulraheem, former APC youth leader, Adavi LGA, took turn to explain their reasons for defecting to AA.
The trio strongly expressed their confidence in the victory of Mr Braimoh in the forthcoming Nov 11. governorship election in the state.