Top banker, Victor Adoji, is expected to declare his intention to contest the November 16, 2019 governorship election in Kogi State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Adoji, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress for the Kogi East Senatorial District in the 2019 general election, has been adjudged as the best chance of the PDP in the quest to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state.
It is widely believed that Adoji’s campaign structure during the last election was one which can partner with the formidable PDP platform in the state to win the election against the incumbent, Yahaya Bello.
Adoji had returned to the PDP family on April 21, 2019 with his teeming supporters.
Asked whether Adoji can overcome other big players in the party primaries, including Senator Dino Melaye and Rear Admiral Baba Jibrin, the stakeholders insisted that his engagement style will easily win him the PDP ticket and as well as see him defeat others at the election in November.
The stakeholders say that Adoji despite being in a relatively unknown party introduced innovative and pace-setting political strategies and innovation that swept the electorate off their feet across Kogi East Senatorial District.
This, they say, can grab the seat for the party if properly deployed across the state.
During the just concluded senatorial election, Adoji was said to have met all stakeholders that needed to be met.
They included youth groups, farmers, teachers, traders, widows, persons with disabilities, road transport workers, okada association, Christian Association of Nigeria, Bishops, Imams, students, traditional rulers, the Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa communities, women groups and many associations.
He also attended 418 town hall meetings, 702 closed door meetings and 87 private meetings.
The Adoji campaign train was also recorded to have sent the most innovative bulk SMS, done Robocalls, made personal calls and put up blimps and banner boards (first of its kind in Kogi State) as well as run the best issue-based campaign built on a social contract with the people.