Kogi Election: Female governorship candidate steps down, supports Audu

Kogi Election: Female governorship candidate steps down, supports Audu

Friday, November 20, 2015 9:47 pm

Zainab Usman

Zainab Usman

By Eromosele Ebhomele.

Candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, in the Saturday governorship election in Kogi State, Nigeria, Zainab Usman, has withdrawn from the race.

Usman, the only female in the race, is stepping down and pitching her tent with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Prince Abubakar Audu, according to a statement she personally signed on Friday.

Usman announced her decision to step down for Audu because, according to her, Audu is the only candidate that can take the state to the promised land.

While lauding the APC candidate for his performance as governor between 1999 and 2003, Usman noted that the only visible developments in the state were put in place by Audu during this period, adding that successive regimes of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have failed woefully in spite of the huge resources at their disposal.

“I decided to dump my ambition and support Audu to move the State forward and continue from where he stopped in 2003.

“I have thus direct all my supporters to go out and vote enmass for the APC and Prince Audu tomorrow,” she said.

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