In an exclusive interview with Daily Post, Sam Omale, the gubernatorial candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in Kogi State, spoke passionately about his vision for the state and the urgent need for change. Omale emphasized the dire situation in Kogi State, where people are suffering, hungry, and dying prematurely, and he offered his commitment to addressing these issues.
Omale, who is positioning himself as a beacon of hope for Kogi State, underscored the significance of political power in effecting change. He believes that his unique capacity and skills, combined with the state’s abundant natural resources, can be harnessed to bring about economic prosperity for its people.
One of the critical points Omale made was the need to move beyond money politics, which he views as a temporary and damaging phenomenon. He firmly asserted that accepting money from politicians equates to selling one’s future and called on voters to reject such practices. Omale emphasized that this money is often stolen and does not benefit the grassroots.
Regarding endorsements, Omale dispelled rumors of candidates being endorsed within his senatorial district, asserting that many endorsements are influenced by financial considerations rather than genuine merit. He urged voters to scrutinize candidates closely and asked journalists to play their part in ensuring transparency and accountability.
Unlike some politicians who align themselves with ethnic or religious agendas, Omale positioned himself as a unifying figure, rejecting the notion of divisive politics based on ethnicity. He declared his intent to serve all Kogites, regardless of their background, emphasizing that they should see him as their governor.
In his closing message to the people of Kogi State, Omale urged them to ask hard questions of all candidates, assess their abilities, and vote according to their aspirations. He emphasized the importance of holding elected officials accountable and called for unity to bring about the change that Kogi State desperately needs.
Reflecting on the tenure of the outgoing Governor Bello, Omale acknowledged the efforts made but stressed the need to build upon them for the betterment of Kogi State. He expressed his belief that he possesses the capacity to harness the state’s resources for the benefit of its people.
As the November 11 election approaches, Sam Omale’s vision for Kogi State stands as a promise of hope and change in the face of the challenges that have plagued the state for years. Whether or not he will secure the governorship remains to be seen, but his message resonates with many who are eager for a brighter future for Kogi State.