LOKOJA – Natasha Akpoti, Kogi State gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has named Khalid Adams Ogbeche, an information security analyst as running mate for the 16th November, 2019 governorship election.
This was announced in a statement by Odaudu Joel Minister, the Director of Media and Publicity, Natasha Akpoti Campaign Organisation. According to the statement, Khalid Ogbeche emerged through a wide-range consultation with relevant SDP stakeholders across the state.
Khalid, an indigene of Ajitata in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo in 1996.
In his quest to broaden his horizon in engineering, he proceeded for training courses in Electronic Security System Engineering in Israel in 2005; Namibia in 2006, and South Africa in 2007, a period during which he developed and mastered the skill of designing computer security architecture and developing detailed cyber security designs.
Adams Khalid worked with the Nigeria Police Force (Security and Communications Unit) between 2008 and 2011. He is a real estate magnate and is currently the Managing Director/CEOof Rochel Tech Global and Rich Investment & Property Limited.
He was the governorship candidate of the African Renaissance Party (ARP) in 2007.
“Engr. Khalid is a devoted Muslim, unassuming, youthful, a gifted administrator, prudent manager of resources with profound knowledge in business and administration,” the statement said.
“The Natasha/Khalid ticket will stimulate a desirable path to the expected economic development Kogi needs; and the emancipation and rebuilding of Kogi State”, the statement concluded.