Audu, younger brother to a former governor of the state, the late Abubakar Audu, said this on Tuesday shortly after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms at the APC National Secretariat on Tuesday in Abuja.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the ruling party ended the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms on Aug. 20, while submission will close on Aug. 21.
NAN also reports that the party has scheduled its primaries to select the standard bearer for Aug. 29.
“We are starting the train of liberation and I’m calling on all ‘Kogites’ to follow this train which is going to bring a lot of transformation into the state.
“The obvious reason is that I spent 38 years in Europe. I was a bank manager in London. This means that I know what it means to rule the state successfully,” Audu said.
The aspirant promised to provide free education and healthcare, if given the opportunity to serve.
“I can assure you that my administration will take good care of the people of Kogi, particularly women in the state,” he said.
In a related development, Mr Hassan Abdullahi, a member of House of Representatives, has joined the list of governorship aspirants in the state by picking expression of interest and nomination forms at the party secretariat in Abuja.
Edited by Tayo Ikujuni and ‘Wale Sadeeq