From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
APGA governorship candidate, Kingsley Idoko Ilona middle been presented to party members by the Electoral Committee Chairman, Ben Nweke
A business Guru and an advertising expert, Kingsley Idoko Ilona has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Alliance (APGA) for the November 11 Guber election in Kogi state.
Kingsley’s emergence was via a consensus voice vote held on Wednesday in Lokoja in replacement of the party’s earlier candidate, Abdullazeez Arokoya who voluntarily withdrew from the race.
The Chairman Electoral Committee of the party, Ben Nweke while speaking during the event, said that the choice of Kingsley Ilona’s candidature was based on his track record of experience in humanitarian services and marketable qualities to deliver APGA at the polls.
According him “Record of Kingsley Ilona’s success story both in business and humanitarian endeavour will no doubt take Kogi state to the next level of development if given the opportunity to rule the state”
“Our choice of Kingsley Idoko Ilona as the party’s flag bearer is a divine mandate as he has the capacity to lead the state to the promised land
“Kogi under APGA will be greater and be able to witness unprecedented accelerated development in the years ahead” Ben Nweke assured.
In his acceptance speech, the governorship candidate of APGA, Kingsley Ilona, hinted that if he comes on board, his major focus will be on improvement on revenue generating capacity of the state to enable it tackle poverty and underdevelopment in Kogi.
He said that depending on federal allocation alone cannot help matters for the enormous task before any government hence the need for great improvement in the Internal Revenue Sources.
“Priority therefore, would be given to the agricultural and Industrialization of the state to boost revenue generation and tackle unemployment in the state
“Special attention would also be giving in ensuring equity and justice in the distribution of the state’s resources irrespective of ethic, political and religious background as well as quality education and healthcare services” the governoship candidate promised.
He prayed that out of the 18 candidates from different political parties jostling for the juicy job, God should give to the best person that can entrench good governance in Kogi state.