Son of the former governor of Kogi State governor, Abubakar Ibrahim, have joined in the race of governorship aspiration in the state under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ibrahim expressed his interest in contesting for the positon while addressing journalist in Abuja.
He said, there is nothing wrong for a son of an ex-governor to aspire or become a governor of the state his father governed.
Ibrahim said, “Honestly, for those that think I am being imposed, do I look like someone that can be imposed on people? The truth is: most of the aspirants are feeling very jittery. I have not been found wanting, I have not had any issue with anyone. And nobody can concisely say that I have done anything’’.
“So, my greatest crime now is being my father’s son. And when you look at it critically, even where we borrowed democracy from, George Bush Senior was the 42nd President of the United States of America. George Bush Junior was the 44th President of the United States of America. Nobody had any issue with that.”
He added, “Now let’s come back to Nigeria. Former Governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji’s son just became the Speaker of the state house of assembly We have seen situations like that in Kwara State’’.
“Let’s come back to Kogi State. We have found a situation where not only I being a former governor’s son running for governorship, there are two sons of former governors also running for governorship election. Nobody said anything about that. So, why is mine different? So when you zero down on everything, it just comes down to one thing: fear. Those that are saying it are afraid of my candidature. They are not on the ground.”
He added that his ambition was not a do-or-die affair, adding that the best aspirant should win the primaries.
He also said his main concern was to improve the current situation of Kogi state.