An aspirant in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state, Ms. Rukkayat Ibrahim, has promised to be the voice for the voiceless women in the state, if elected governor.
“I also want to fight for women and youth; that is why I am coming out. My first priority is to bring together the three major languages in the state to bring unity and peace.
“I lived in many states in the country and I have seen what they have and what we lack in Kogi state which I am determined to bring home,” she said.
Ibrahim made the promise while interacting with journalists in a forum on Thursday in Abuja, promising that agriculture, rural development, women and youth empowerment would also receive equal attention.
The aspirant said that there is need for workers to get their salaries as each month ends so that the state government does not have issues in the state.
She however, said that the incumbent Governor, Yahaya Bello is doing his best and that if elected governor, she will do better.
Ibrahim, who wants to be the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said that she would be presenting a six-point agenda to the people of the state to seek their support ahead of the election.
The aspirant also said that she was interested in fostering peace and unity among the three major ethnic groups in the state, asserting that “when that is done, we will not need any security; the funds invested in security will go into infrastructure development in the state.”
Ibrahim said that Kogi state is too backward, observing that there is need for good roads, hospitals and job creation for young people. (NAN)