"It is too early to loss kogi to opposition party because we just took over the state in 2015 with d effort of Late Prince Abubakar Audu, our governorship candidate in the 2015 kogi governorship election, who died on verge of his victory".
"So, we will field a sellable candidate from the majority flank of the state which is kogi east, because fielding a candidate from the minority part of the state is risky for APC".
"We are aware of kogi east politics which is based on zoning particularly when it comes to governirship and we will respect their zoning formula to avoid division n disunity in the state".
"Kogi east is made up of 3 axis such as:
Ankpa axis, comprises of Ankpa, omala, olamaboro Local Govt Areas.
Dekina axis, comprises of Dekina, Bassa Local govt Areas.
Idah axis, comprises of Idah, Igalamela, Ofu, Ibaji Local Govt Areas".
"Dekina axis has taken the senate seat of kogi east with our ticket in the just concluded senatorial elections".
Akpa axis has held the state governorship for 9yrs with Ibrahim Idris Ibro under PDP".
"In 2015, Idah axis won the state governorship election with Prince Audu who hails from idah axis. But unfortunately Audu died while winning the election and his victory was given to a wrong person. So, Idah axis was robbed of their seat".
"Therefore, this time around, we must compensate idah axis for the ever painful death of Prince Abubakar Audu". We can't afford to forget and ignore in a hurry the toils and labour of Late Prince Audu that made APC to take over kogi in 2015". It is unfare if we do so.
"So, our search light for a credible and sellable candidate for kogi governorship election is on Idah axis of kogi east".
"However, we don't mean to scare or disqualify any aspirant in our party. But it is important we tell ourselves the truth, the earlier the better ahead of time before it is too late".
SOURCE: Network News of Radio Nigeria by 10PM on May 1, 2019.