The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kogi State, Prince Audu Abubakar has pledged his commitment to Kogi tripartite agreement – a power rotation deal among the constituent groups of Igala, Ebira and Okun in Kogi.
A statement by Prince Audu Abubakar Media Office Sunday traced the narrative of the November 21 governorship poll to power rotation and infrastructure development.
“While it is an impeccable fact that the enduring infrastructures in Kogi State were products of Prince Abubakar’s steward¬ship, confirming the hope of sustainable development in Kogi State hangs on his return as the governor of the state; it is also a matter of sacred truth that Abubakar is the only Igala man that can boldly, explicitly and committedly ensure the position of governor of Kogi State goes to the remaining groups, that is, Okun and Ebira”, the statement read.
Audu, however, sought peace and mutual under¬standing as the means of achieving power rotation in the state just as he recalled how the leaders of Igala, Okun and Ebira reached a power rotation deal in 1991.
He said the challenges of political domination and marginalisation of the Igala in Benue State and Okun and Ebira in Kwara State led to intense agitation for the creation of Kogi State by the three groups, who had lived together peace¬fully under Kabba province for more than 70 years.
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