Not fewer than five governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s opposition party have stepped down for the immediate past of the state, Governor Cap. Idris Wada.
Eye9ja reports that this comes in just few hours to the Kogi State PDP governorship primary.
Wada, who is seeking a second and final term as governor, is one of the 11 PDP governorship aspirants from Kogi East, from a total 13.
While addressing newsmen in the Lokoja, the Kogi state capital on Tuesday, the Vice Chairman, Kogi East Elders Council (KEEC) and former minister of State for Health, Arch. Gabriel Aduku, explained that the decision to prevail on the other aspirants to collapse their structure into Wada’s was in the overall interest of the party and the state.
He listed five, including the only woman aspirant, Mrs. Grace Iye Adejoh who has agreed to also step down for Wada.
Others said to have agreed to step down for Wada include AVM Saliu Atawodi (retd.), Dr Victor Adoji, Mohammed Tetes and Emmanuel Omebije.