Late Abubakar Audu’s son, Mona Mustapha Audu has joined the Kogi State gubernatorial race slated for November 2019.
According to Mona, his desire to become governor of the state is due to the political ideals of his father which he inte day to implement, which centre around infrastructural and human capital development.
Contesting on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mona stated that poverty and unemployment has become a norm in Kogi State in the past four years under governor Yahaya Bello.
“I am in politics to address the challenges of poverty and underdevelopment.
“Today, workers are owed several months of salaries; some are committing suicide, children are out of school.
“There is gross infrastructural decay, there is poverty everywhere. This shouldn’t be because of the abundant human and natural resources available in our state.
“Some of us have taken up the challenge to get Kogi State working again. We are going to restore the pride of our people.
“We want to provide qualitative healthcare system, quality education and develop other critical infrastructure for the comfort of our people. That is why we have come; I will build on the legacies of my late father,” he insisted.