A female gubernatorial aspirant, Princess Iye Grace Adejoh, has explained that Kogi State has found itself in an emergency situation that needed a female person to rescue it, saying that there could be no better time for a female governor than now.
Speaking at an interview in Abuja, the aspirant, who is a graduate of Chemistry Education from the University of Ilorin, lamented that the democratic structure in Kogi State, which she was instrumental to has been destroyed over time.
According to her, she would have waited for the next four years, but for the “emergency situations in the state,” she is contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Princess Adejoh further revealed that women were the critical mass in Kogi politics, stating that they have been marginalised across the three senatorial flanks, adding that she would focus on them when she clinched the sit 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 indegenes who have capacity to change the game would sit folding 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 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 argued that the political dynamics in Kogi State requires women who are naturally good managers to manage the resources as well as tribal diversities for a better society.