From Tunde Rahman, Lokoja
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State, Mr Musa Wada has promised to govern the state with fear of God, if elected.
Wada who stated this during a campaign rally at Kabba said that fairness, justice and equity would be his guiding principle and not religion nor tribalism.
He assured that each part of the state will be treated equally and fairly in the distribution of appointments and amenities.
The candidate also appealed to the people not to despair about the present sorry state of things in the state, saying that their joy and happiness will be restored under his administration.
Wada also said that payment of salary and pensions will become regular under the PDP-led administration as from January, 2020.
He said that the state was blessed with abundant solid mineral resources, arable land for agriculture and quality human power, stressing that all these would be harnessed to create prosperity for the people.
The PDP flag bearer further promised to initiate discussions with foreign and local investors on how some of the solid mineral deposits can be developed to create jobs and wealth for the citizens.
Wada explained that the present widespread poverty and squalor in communities across the state was an embarrassment to well-meaning indigenes, promising to reverse the situation.
He promised to embark on massive infrastructural development across the state and develop the education sector from primary, secondary to tertiary level to give the state a better future.
According to him, his administration will also look into the possibility of upgrading the College of Agriculture to a full fledged University.
He frowned at the deplorable state of Kabba township roads and pledged to repair them alongside others in major towns in Okunland .