Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
A stalwart and one of the hierarchies of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Kogi state, Kabir Yusuf has given insight into the September 3 gubernatorial primary election of the main opposition party and affirmed that the political tide favours the former Governor and front line aspirant, Captain Idris Wada.
He told newsmen that “many of the stakeholders had weighed all options and affirmed that the character and experiences of Wada are what the party needs to send the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress(APC) packing out of Lugard House.”
He pointed out that the perception in some quarters that a former leader of the party controls the machinery of party does not hold water as “the delegates are wiser because they don’t want a repeat of Bello debacle. “
According to him, potential delegates are aware that Captain Wada had developed a stronger capacity to operate independently of any perceived godfather.
He averred that members of PDP are wary of any situation that could enslave the state, adding that potential delegates are conscious of the fact that Wada is familiar with system and would no longer be entangled by any external power, if he wins the gubernatorial primary election.
He maintained that appraisal done at various levels of the party proved that Wada has unrivaled integrity and decency of character that would restore PDP to power in the state.
Commenting on the possibility of the highest bidder syndrome, he said that the party faithful had since learnt a bitter lesson from the past and felt that repeating such mistakes would have colossal consequences, on the chances of the party in November.
According to him “there is a lot of reorientation at the ward levels” than you could ever imagine.