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Former Kogi council chairman eyes House of Reps

Keyi who made this known to Sunday Trust said he is in the race for an opportunity to make changes in leadership which he feels…

Keyi who made this known to Sunday Trust said he is in the race for an opportunity to make changes in leadership which he feels the Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal Constituency needs.

The trained newsman who worked in the print media before settling down to politics explained, “I am a change agent given my antecedent as a journalist of the progressive field, a student union activist of the 1980s, and a social activist.”

The Okene/Ogori-Magogo Federal Constituency, one of the nine in Kogi State, is occupied at present by Hon Suleiman Y. Kokori Abdul who hails from Okene.

Keyi said his performance when he was the chairman of the Ogori-Magongo LGA between 2003 and 2007 (first as a caretaker chairman and then as the elected council chairman) was remarkable enough to speak for him as he moves to replace Kokori Abdul.

He said he is also favoured by a need for someone from his part of the Okene/Ogori-Magongo Federal Constituency to go to the House of Representatives for the first time.

Noting that the Okene axis has produced the representative in the last three consecutive terms, Keyi said, “The clamour for rotational politics has lingered for long. It is time for Ogori-Magongo after Okene has had it in 1999, 2003, and 2007.

Stating that a stakeholders meeting decided in 2006 ‘that the seat should shift,’ Keyi said the Ogori-Magongo people are ready through him to take the baton from the incumbent representative, Kokori Abdul. Both politicians are in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

“We deserve the seat and this is the opportunity for our Okene people to express their open preference for political equity which they seek from the Igala people,” he stressed.

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