Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s popularity will not help the All Progressives Congress in the November 21 governorship election in the state.
Wada, who spoke with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, when he visited the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party to pay for his nomination form, insisted that PDP remains the party to beat in the state.
While acknowledging that President Buhari’s popularity had an impact on the last general elections, Wada insisted that the PDP still had a good outing in the state.
He said, “You could observe that while Buhari won the presidential election in Kogi state, PDP clearly won the state assembly positions; that shows that PDP is clearly on the ground in the state”.
“You can see the number of people that came here to support me, I did not invite anybody; that shows that the PDP is alive in Kogi. By the grace of God, we will win the forthcoming election”, the governor declared.
“No doubt, having the APC president will have impact on the election, I am confident that our people will vote massively for PDP. Definitely, Buhari’s popularity won’t help the APC”, he added.
Wada said he was unperturbed by the party’s decision not to offer automatic ticket to him, adding that there was no provision for automatic ticket in the party’s constitution
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