The senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kogi Central, Barr. Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan has promised to sustain her effort in the struggle for the Ajaokuta Steel company to be resuscitated if she gets to the Senate. The candidate has been at the forefront of the advocacy for the completion of the Ajaokuta Steel complex long before she ventured in to partisan politics.
It is on record that without holding any political office, Barr. Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan held the National Assembly spell bound on 1st March, 2018, during the National Assembly’s sectoral debate where she exposed the factors militating against the revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company, and suggested the way forward.
Natasha gave the indication on Monday when her campaign train moved to Ajaokuta local government area in continuation of her Ward-to-Ward campaign.
She called on the people to come out en mass on the election day to vote for her and other PDP candidates.
“Your action on February 25, 2023 general elections can make Ajaokuta steel company works, don’t allow party loyalty to deny us the opportunity to correct the past mistakes.
“By the special grace of God, this election will be the starting point of democratic revolution that will bring about reforms to our economy, society, and our well being as a people. God will not come from heaven to change our condition, let’s take action to change our story.
“As we leave here today, take our message of hope to your family members and friends to vote for PDP, don’t forget the promises you have made to yourselves. Whenever you drive through Ajaokuta steel company, remember these promises so that we can drive a new narratives for ourselves, so that we can reposition Ajaokuta as one of the wealthiest local government areas in the country.
“We have suffered enough, don’t be afraid, don’t allowed yourself to be intimidated”, she said.
Barr. Natasha has been leading the campaign for the revival of Ajaokuta steel company. She had led protests to draw federal government’s attention to the moribund steel plant in her senatorial district.