Kogi election: South East Group highlights 25 areas SDP candidate, Ajaka will deliver on if elected

Kogi election: South East Group highlights 25 areas SDP candidate, Ajaka will deliver on if elected
October 19 21:04 2023 Print This Article

A social cultural group, South East Political Enlightenment and Mobilization (SEPEM) has identified 25 area Alhaji Yakubu Murtala Ajaka, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate will deliver on if voted the next governor of Kogi state.

Disclosing this to our correspondent in Abuja on Thursday, the Group Secretary,  Elder Watts Okonkwo noted that it is on the premise of these very 25 strong mandates they have decided to endorse and fully support the candidacy of Alhaji Yakubu Murtala Ajaka.

In addition, the group maintained that with Alhaji Ajaka solid seven-point agenda, which includes Security, Economy, Health, Agriculture, Education, Tourism and Infrastructural development, he aligns with SEPEM’s 33 points development blueprint for the transformation of Kogi state.

“That is why we endorse him as the next governor of the state and urge all Kogites and residents to come out en masse to cast their votes for him in the November 11, 2023 gubernatorial election.

SEPEM identifies the 25 strong points as:

1. Employment generation

2. Poverty eradication

3. Agricultural development

4. Healthcare improvement

5. Education advancement

6. Youth empowerment

7. Women inclusion

8. Sustainable infrastructure development

9. Security enhancement

10. Socio-economic and cultural integration

11. Internally generated revenue boost

12. Tourism promotion

13. Human capital development

14. Energy solutions

15. Climate change mitigation

16. Child and vulnerable protection

17. Governance transparency and accountability

18. Anti-corruption crusade

19. Judicial reform

20. Technological advancement

21. Public service transformation

22. Trade and investment promotion

23. Peaceful coexistence

24. Minority rights protection

25. Positive leadership exemplification.

“We call on all Kogites and residents to support Alhaji Yakubu Murtala Ajaka and put their trust in him as the most qualified candidate to lead Kogi state to unparalleled growth and transformation.

“We also confer on him the title, ‘Nwanne Di na MBA ndigbo’, which translates to ‘Brother with a clear vision for the Igbo people’ because his agenda aligns with SEPEM’s vision for the development of the south-east geopolitical zone.

“We see this endorsement as a clarion call to save our children and future generations. Let us all come out on November 11, 2023, and vote for Alhaji Yakubu Murtala Ajaka as the next governor of Kogi state.

Elder Watts Okonkwon ended with a notable quote from Dr Marcus Garvey which says,

“The survival of a community lies not only on what the people have, but very much more importantly on the critical selection of one with proven intergrity, tested administrative and mental acumen and also perspicacity of the mind to be able to harness and also skilfully control what the people for the development of his community,”

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