Captain Idris Wada

A former Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada (rtd) on Monday joined the governorship race in the state under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In an interview with journalists in Abuja after collecting his Expression of Interest and Nomination forms’ he said Kogi State was in a precarious situation as it was being governed by a person without the prerequisite experience.

Wada said: “The November election is critical to the survival of Kogi State. Kogi was on a part of progress as of the time I left and if I had spent four more years, with the kind of money that’s coming into the hands of this present governor, Kogi would have become a state that all of us would have been proud of.

“Many people have come out who want to contest as the governor of Kogi State in November election but experience is key.

“Kogi is right now like quicksand, the more you wriggle, the deeper you sink. So if you bring a greenhorn who has no proper knowledge of the workings of Kogi State, he will spend the first two years trying to find his feet.”