Ahead of November 11, 2023 governorship election in Kogi state, the Accord party has affirmed Usman Jubrin a former Chief of Naval Staff as the substantive candidate of the party.
Unveiling the candidate after the delegates’ affirmation in Lokoja on Tuesday, the national chairman of the party Alhaji Mohammed Nalado described Usman Jubrin as a viable and valuable candidate who possessed the charisma, capacity, experience and popularity to dislodge the ruling APC in the November, 2023 governorship election.
“The process that produced the candidate was very transparent as the place holder of the party Ahmed Ibrahim voluntarily withdrew for Usman Jubrin to emerge through affirmation by delegates of the party from the 21 local government areas of Kogi state”
He assured the candidate being a former naval chief of staff would be able to deliver the desired dividend of democracy to the people.
Nalado solicited the support of the party members and the people of Kogi state to win the forthcoming governorship in order to salvage the current situation in the state where percentage payment of salary has become the order of the day.
In his acceptance speech Usman Jubrin said he accepted the ticket of the party to contest the forthcoming governorship election and win to enable him rescue the state from the hands of leaders who have plunged the state into a precarious situation.
“Accord party has taken a position in Kogi politics and I am happy to be the candidate of the party. I thank Ahmed Ibrahim who withdrew for me to emerge and I am assuring our teeming supporters that the party will not disappoint them if given the mandate come November , 2023” he said.
While speaking on percentage payment of salary at the local government level, the candidate assured that under his watch as the governor of the state, all civil servants both at local and state government level would take their full salaries as at when due.
He promised that workers that were unjustly sacked by the current government would be reinstated, saying change is desirable to take the state from the wood and suffering.