A former president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Sani Abdullahi, has picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship form ahead of Kogi elections in November.
Abdullahi picked the form at the APC national secretariat in Abuja around noon on Thursday.
He will contest the party’s governorship ticket with Governor Yahaya Bello who is seeking a second term in office.
Abdullahi told journalists after collecting the form that he would pursue a policy of zero tolerance to corruption if he becomes governor of Kogi.
“We are going to do our job to give our best to Kogites but to also process that we have a platform that we can use in Kogi state to support the zero tolerance for corruption like Mr President is doing,” he said.
“That was why possibly they saw from a deficit of 300million naira I saw in the account and I was able to raise money to up to N2.8 billion.
“I now know that the people want me to give my best just like I have done in where I have worked before.
As a director of sports, as a president of the Nigeria Football Federation, where I was so transparently representing their interest and accounting for every bit of resources that I had.”
The APC primaries for the election holds on August 29.
Abdullahi is a former Federal Capital Territory director of sports. He was both the 1st and 2nd Vice President of the NFF in 2006 before being elected into the leadership position of the federation.