The Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in the November governorship election in Kogi state, Barr. Natasha Akpoti, said she is neither backing down nor allow the INEC’s decision to disqualify her from the contest to dampen the mood in her camp ahead of the election.
In a statement issued by the spokesman of the Natasha/Khalid Campaign Organization, Odaudu Joel Minister and made available to journalists in Lokoja on Sunday, Barr. Natasha urged her supporters and people of Kogi state to keep hope alive as her passion to provide them the good governance they deserve cannot be truncated.
She said steps have been taken to challenge the decision and called on her supporters to keep their spirits high and never to lose hope.
“To all my supporters and the wonderful people of Kogi state, I want to assure you that the project of lifting our beloved state out of poverty, unemployment, poor healthcare and gross socio-economic and infrastructural underdevelopment will not be allowed to fizzle out.
“We are on course and we will go all the way within the legal and moral ambit to overcome the recent setbacks and make sure that SDP is on the ballot for the Kogi State gubernatorial election come November 16, 2019.
“We have come a long way in this struggle for the soul of Kogi state; we will not let any injustice and weakness in the system to truncate our dream for a working Kogi state.
“A Kogi that we can all be proud of. I urge you to remain on course and keep the faith. We are on course; no hope is lost”, the statement said.
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