The governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Kogi State, Admiral Jibrin Usman (retd), has assured good governance in the state if elected into office.
Usman gave the assurance to the large crowd that trooped out in their numbers to receive him at the weekend in Okene.
The former Chief of Naval Staff acknowledged the sufferings of the people in the state and promised to alleviate them if he eventually made it to the saddle.
While urging the largely Ebira-populated Senatorial District to keep faith with the Accord Party, the retired Admiral said the suffering of the people would come to an end when he takes over from the outgoing All Progressives Congress-led government, according to the Punch.
In a statement issued by the Jibrin Usman Media team and made available to the press, the former Chief of Naval Staff said “I have gone round the nooks and crannies of Kogi State and I have seen the hardship of Kogites. Hunger, poverty, thuggery and a high level of infrastructural decay are the order of the day.
“Let me assure all of you that immediately you elect me as your Governor, I will quickly put measures in place that would address your sufferings and restore sanity and good governance in our state.
“Let me also assure our primary school teachers and Local Government staff across the state that when elected governor, your percentage salary and neglect from the ruling APC would become history. You will enjoy your full salary just like it is done in other sectors. We must come together as one people and fight our common enemy.
“We need to pay attention to our women. We must empower them. Women are the bedrock of every society. I will empower our mothers so that all of us can have enough to eat when you elect me as your governor.
“When elected governor of Kogi, I will roll out a massive empowerment programme for our youths to reduce vices and increase responsibility among the people. We will create gainful employment for our teeming unemployed youths across the nooks and crannies of Kogi State,” he said.