Governor Idris Wada and aspirant for the November 2015 gubernatorial election in the state has said he will support any candidate who emerges as the flag bearer of the party in a fair primary contest. Wada who was at the party headquarters to pick his nomination and expression of interest forms said the election is not a ‘do or die affairs’ for him as the interest of the party is supreme to individual interest.
The governor who noted that the influence of an All Progressive Congress (APC) led central government could impact on the election in favour of the opposition said the party would fall back on its experience to galvanise support for the party.
He said he was not perturbed by the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People Democratic Party (PDP) not to grant him automatic ticket like his colleagues in Gombe, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo and Kaduna defeated governor of Kaduna state, Ramallan Yero.
“As for me, by the grace of God I will put in my best, If I win Praise be to God, If I don’t, and it is a fair primaries, I will support whoever wins. For me, the party is bigger than any individual, it is not a do or die affairs. “You could observe that while Buhari won the presidential election in Kogi state, PDP clearly won the state assembly positions. That shows that PDP is clearly on ground in the state.
He said inspite of the possible impact of the Buhari tsunami, the party in the state has a chance especially “With the work we have done in mobilizing the youth, the women and the elders of our party to analyse what led to our performance in the last election, believe our party is solid in Kogi state. “You can see the number of people that came here to support me, I did not invite anybody that shows that PDP is alive in Kogi. “By the grace of God we will win the forthcoming election.
-Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja