Kogi 2015: “I have no plan to contest in 2015” – Prince Abubakar Audu

Former Kogi Governor, Abubakar Audu
Former Kogi Governor, Abubakar Audu

A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress Party and Former governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu has said he has no ambition to contest in the next governorship election in the state.

Prince Audu who disclosed this yesterday while speaking with journalists at his Ogbonicha-Alloma home in Ofu Local Government of the state, said all he wants now is to remain a relevant political leader committed to the development of the state and country.

“I have no ambition for 2015 or 2020, but I have ambition for the state to grow. I want to be a very relevant political leader to guide and support elected leaders to achieve good governance.

He said he had remained in politics not to look for money or contest for elective positions but to be the mouthpiece of the less privileged, saying that as a father, he must give everybody the opportunity to develop.

Audu however blamed the political and socio-economic problems of the country on faulty electoral system which he said does not allow electorates to choose their leaders , stressing that a leader genuinely voted into position by the electorates would strive and work hard to earn their confidence.

The former governor said many of the leaders today are not accountable to the people because they did not contest their parties’ primaries and were given tickets, saying that until a proper electoral system was put in place, development would continue to elude the nation.

“As one of the founding fathers of APC, I am a natural leader of the party both at the state and national level and I am not contesting leadership of the party with anybody,” he said.