Subtle campaign for the Lugard House, the seat of Kogi State government has began in the state as no fewer than 17 political parties are said to have adopted Mustapha Audu, the son of the late politician, Prince Abubakar Audu.
It has been confirmed that Mustapha Abubakar Audu will run for the governorship position of the State on the platform of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), as the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello gets set to run on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mustapha Audu has already rallied round the leadership of the 17 parties and assured them that he will work with them bring a new beginning to Kogi State.
He asked everyone to join the train to liberate the state.
“The race to Lugard House has begun. Today, we are bringing a new beginning; we are bringing something new. We are here to liberate the people of the state who are tired of hunger, starvation and suicide due to none payment of salaries.
“I urge every lover of freedom to brazen up for the journey of liberation about to take off.”
He called on party faithful to steer clear of violence as they go about their campaigns and that they should ensure that they protect their votes at the election, scheduled for November.
Prince Mustapha Audu is one of the sons of late Abubakar Audu, who died on the day of the last governorship election that was later declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).