The son of the late Prince Abubakar Audu, Mona Mustapha Audu, threw his hat in the ring for the election of the governor of November in Kogi state, promising that he would maintain his father’s political ideals, which focused on capital development human and infrastructural.
Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday of his ambition to govern the state of Kogi, Audu, which is contesting the government under the Congress of All Progressives (APC) platform, said that poverty and underdevelopment have become a hallmark in the Kogi state for almost four years.
According to him, his father has always been cautious with state resources, in order to be able to face poverty and underdevelopment, adding that he would have followed the same path.
“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.