Ahead of the 2019 Kogi State governorship election, a female aspirant, Iye Grace Adejoh, under the Peoples Democratic Party, stated that the state needs a female Governor to rescue the state.
The female aspirant who claimed that there could be no better time for a female governor than now stated that the democratic structure in the state, which she was instrumental to has been destroyed over time.
While speaking on her aspiration, she stated that she would have waited for the next four years, but for the “emergency situations in the state,” she will contest.
She promised that she will attend to women in the state when she emerges as the governor of Kogi State in the forthcoming elections.
“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.”
“In the next four years or so, Kogi need 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 capacity to change the game would sit folding hands. We just have one lifeline to save Kogi State the 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 to negotiate reopening of our Universities when lecturers went on strike.”
“We laid 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 noted that the political dynamics in the state needs women who are naturally good managers to manage the resources as well as tribal diversities for a better society.