Princess Iye Grace Adejoh, a female governorship candidate under Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed that Kogi State has found itself in an emergency situation that needed a woman to rescue it.
According to her, the democratic structure in Kogi State has been destroyed over time and there could be no better time for a female governor than now.
“I was driven by passion into contesting gubernatorial election in Kogi State. I am a highly ambitious person, but this time of the day, the situation in Kogi State is an emergency one that needed intervention by a feminist,” she said.
“In the next four years or so, Kogi needed to be rescued from the mess it found itself because there is no way this present situation should be tolerated further if we must have a State.
“No well-meaning indigenes who have the capacity to change the game would sit with folded hands. We just have one lifeline to save Kogi State and I am offering myself as governor.
“As a married woman, my husband has lost me now until Kogi is rescued and I commend my husband who is also not happy with the situation in Kogi State.
“I have mobilised women to the Villa during the late President Yar’adua tenure to negotiate re-opening of our Universities when lecturers went on strike.
“We laid the democratic foundation in Kogi State and we were responsible for the election of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 and the election of Alhaji Ibrahim Idris in 2003.
“We all worked for the presidential campaign team that produced late President Musa Yar’adua and former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.”
She argued further that the political dynamics in Kogi requires women who are naturally good managers to manage its resources as well as tribal diversities for a better and prosperous society.
Princess Grace is a graduate of Chemistry Education of the University of Ilorin.