Ibrahim Idris, a former governor of Kogi State, has called on his son, Abubakar, and his supporters in Ibro Political Family, his political structure in the state, to work in ensuring victory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 governorship election.
Abubakar confirmed in an interview on Wednesday that the directive was issued at a stakeholders’ meeting of the political structure, including the coordinators in the local government areas of the state.
The younger Idris, who contested the PDP governorship primary in September, however, insisted the instruction by the former governor was for him to support the party and not Musa Wada, the opposition party’s governorship candidate.
He stated that his appeal against Wada’s victory in court will continue, noting that he could sworn-in as governor if the PDP wins the upcoming election and the court rules in favour of his appeal.
He said: “He (Idris) did not direct that we should work for the victory of Musa Wada. He directed that we should work for the success or victory of the PDP in the state.
“We are the PDP members. Are we not going to work for our party? He said we would work for the party so that the party could succeed and win the election.”