Kogi Guber Election: Ex-Army General Joins Race
Major General Patrick Ademu Akpa (Rtd) Image Courtesy: New Telegraph

A retired army general, Major General Patrick Ademu Akpa (Rtd) has joined the race to become the governor of Kogi state.

Concise News reports that the retired army general from Kogi East says he is in the race following calls from his people to deliver them from poor.

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According to a statement from his media office, the leaders of Kogi State Young Professionals and other cultural bodies in the state made the call during the week.

The statement adds that they called on the General to offer himself to contest for the governorship election of the state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

General Akpa was a commandant of NDA, corps commander of the prestigious Army engineers and held many directorate posts at the army and defence headquarter including chief of army policy and planning and director of training and operation at defence headquarter.

Upon his retirement from military service after 35 year’s meritorious service, he undertook a study on a mortgage in the United Kingdom, where he was trained on mortgage and properties development, which he is currently practising in Abuja. Akpa is a member and Alumni of National Institute of strategic studies, Jos and member of Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyor.

Major General Akpa is an elder of the APC in Kogi State. He actively campaigned for the APC candidates during the 2015 elections. He was a member of the APC Campaign Council in Kogi State and in the Reconciliation Committee after the Governorship primaries of the APC.

He was the Chairman Security Sub-Committee of the Audu/Faleke Campaign which led to the victory of the party in 2015 Governorship election. Like 2015, General Akpa campaigned actively for APC candidates during the 2019 elections. He was in the Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Council and took an active part in Kogi State leading to victories of the APC in the state

The Leader of Kogi State Young Professionals, Pastor John Desmond says, “Akpa is the leader the people of Kogi state need. Akpa is a detribalized person, a man that has helped many young people to grow their profession. During his days in the military, he helped a lot of our people into the military service, he has assisted orphans, built a hospital, school, and given many scholarships to students of Kogi state.

“In fact, if Kogi people want to enjoy better governance, the emergence of Gen. Akpa is an opportunity for us to taste a better government again.”