Kogi 2023: Ododo will consolidate on Bello's achievements in Kogi --- Barr. Ozigi
Kogi 2023: Ododo will consolidate on Bello's achievements in Kogi --- Barr. Ozigi
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Kogi 2023: Ododo will consolidate on Bello’s achievements in Kogi — Barr. Ozigi

… As APC guber candidate, stakeholders storms Kwara to seek support of Kogi indigenes

By Yahaya Idris, Kwara. 

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has been applauded for his commitment towards keeping the state safe and secured better than he met it in 2016 when he came assumed office, and given to his prompt intervention in various sectors.

This, the Kogi State All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Ahmed Usman Ododo and other critical stakeholders and party chieftains took their political gospel to Kwara with aim of wooing Kogi indigenes residing in Kwara State to be part of upcoming election.

Global Times Nigeria recall that Independent National Electoral Election, INEC, had fixed Kogi State Governorship election for November 11, 2023.

Addressing Kogi residents in Kwara, Kogi State Commissioner For Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, and delegation leader, Barr. Ozigi Deedat disclosure that Gov Yahaya Bello have made it easy for Kogi to thrive in peace and development.

He said under Bello, Kogi has been transformed beyond what was obtained some years back in areas of education, health, infrastructure, security, peace and human capital development among others.

Barr. Ozigi said on assumption of office, Gov. Bello met a State that was polarized along ethnic, religious and political divide, saying all that was in past as the state is in a new chapter of redemption.

The Leader of the delegation assured that the APC Governorship flagbearer, Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo will build on the template laid by Gov. Bello when elected on the existing unity, described him as a lover of the people.

The Commissioner’s entourage was made up of Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo, the APC Flagbearer for the forthcoming Kogi State Governorship Election scheduled for November 11, 2023.

Others in the entourage to Ilorin include the State APC Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Bello and members of the APC State Working Committee. Others are the Chief of Staff, Pharm Muhammad Jamiu Asuku, Commissioners, Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja, Prince Bashir Abubakar Audu.

While in Kwara they also met with the Ohinoyi of Ebira, Onuh Igala, Oba of Okun Communities and other indigenes to solicit support for the APC Flagbearer ahead the November governorship election.

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While pointing out that the APC Flagbearer emerged through a primary that was adjudged as peaceful, free and credible to emerge the Party’s candidate, assured that he will build, consolidate and do better than Gov. Bello when elected.

The team leader said the visit to Ilorin to meet with the Indigenes underscores the love Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo has for them, said the visit was to also formerly present to them the APC Flagbearer.

Barr. Ozigi assured that with the achievements of Gov Bello in the State, the APC Flagbearer will coast home to victory, called for support for him by the indigenes, expressed optimism that he will do better than Gov Bello having learnt and understudied the Governor’s unprecedented achievements.

The Team leader thanked the indigenes for coming out enmass and in their large numbers to associate with the APC Flagbearer, explained that until the administration of Gov Bello, the State was described as insecure for living and doing business, desclosed that the State is now adjudged as the most peaceful State in the North Central State of the country.

He added that upon assumption of office, Gov. Bello met a state that was sharply divided, with division created by past administration’s for political reasons, said that has however been corrected by Gov. Bello, pointing out that the tension that used to envelope the State in time past has been resolved and corrected through fair distribution of infrastructure, appointment amongst the people of the State.

Barr. Ozigi described the APC Flagbearer as a true representation of the Kogi agenda desired by the founding fathers of the state, urged the indigenes of the State in Kwara not to listen to the misinformation making the rounds about segregation, marginalization, expressed optimism that Alhaji Ododo will consolidate and do better in uniting the various segments of the State when elected.

The team leader who listed the several infrastructure development of the present administration that has been equitably distributed across the State, praised the youth and women inclusion policy of Gov. Bello as one that has remained unprecedented in the history of the State with Alh Ododo set to consolidate on.

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He went further to mention some developmental projects initiated and completed by present administration which include Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja and other educational institutions of the State, listed the appointment of a Deputy Governor, Secretary to the State Government and several other appointments of christian extraction as what makes Gov. Bello administration to embrace religious tolerance, assured that the APC Flagbearer will also build on it.

“Never in the history of the State, Barr. Ozigi desclosed, have youths been engaged in government and administration as is presently obtained in the State, revealed that the fairness, equity and just distribution of appointment, infrastructure, amenities and appointment remains the hallmark of the Gov. Bello’s administration that the APC Flagbearer will build on.”

The Team leader thanked the indigenes for the massive turnout and show of love shown to the APC Flagbearer, urged the people not to be swayed by the misinformation making the rounds, said the State is not divided, with no segregation, promised that Alhaji Ododo would consolidate and do better than Gov Bello when elected.

Kogi State Commissioner of Information, Hon Kingsley Fanwo described the APC Flagbearer as humble, a goal getter, who understand the various segments and needs of the people.

Kogi 2023: Ododo will consolidate on Bello's achievements in Kogi --- Barr. Ozigi
Kogi 2023: Ododo will consolidate on Bello’s achievements in Kogi — Barr. Ozigi

The Commissioner praised Gov Bello for locating a Rice Mill, University in Kabba, projects he described as record broken in the history of the State.

The Information Commissioner also listed projects like the Kabba township roads, street lights, specialist and reference hospitals, GYB Model Science Secondary Schools and many others that are equitably distributed across the State as a measure of Gov. Bello’s achievements, with the promise that Alh Ododo will do more.

Hon. Fanwo added that Gov. Bello has performed well, but assured that the APC Flagbearer will perform better, pleaded with the people to support him in ensuring consolidation, thanked them for the massive turnout.

On his part, Kogi State Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Engineer Mohammed Abubakar Bashir Gegu said electing Ododo is task that must be accomplished by well meaning Kogites home and in diaspora.

According to the Kogi LG born Engineer cum politician, who expressed optimism that the party guber candidate will consolidate on Gov Bello’s achievements.

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Mr. Gegu described Gov. Bello as a man whose path brought sanity, fairness and equity to the State, adding that he had laidsolid foundation for the APC Flagbearer to win, with Alhaji Ododo assured of doing more when elected.

Also speaking, Dr. Salisu Usman Ogbo said under his Leadership as Rector of the Kogi State Polytechnic, 300 people were employed out of the 800 employed from Kogi West, described unity as key to development, with Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo as a symbol of Kogi agenda and unity.

Contributing, Prince Bashir Abubakar Audu, solicited the support of the indigenes of the State in Kwara State, said a support for Gov. Bello and the APC, would ensure that their labour of love is not in vain as envisaged by the late Prince Abubakar Audu.

The Kogi State APC Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Bello while presenting the Flagbearer to the people, described Alhaji Ododo as a philanthropist, a viable and marketable product as well as a promise keeper, said it was the measure of confidence reposed on him that made him emerge victorious in the Party’s Governorship primary.

The APC Chairman said the State under Gov. Bello has offered opportunity to the people irrespective of tribe, religion and party affiliation, assured that Alhaji Ododo will build on the achievements of Gov. Bello, said he is overwhelmed by the show of love by the Kogi indigenes living in Kwara State.

The APC Governorship Flagbearer, Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo, while addressing the people, described his mandate as one for unity, development, with the desire to serve humanity. He said his mandate is all about sustained and consolidated development across the State.

The APC Flagbearer sought the support of the indigenes in their prayers, urged them to collect their PVCs, vote wisely in the forthcoming November Governorship Election, assured of expansion in the engagement of more youths and women in Governance.

The APC Flagbearer promised to lobby and work assiduously for the rehabilitation of the Ilorin Kabba road, payment of bursery to students, provision of electricity to the people, said his mandate is for sustained governance, thanked the indigenes for the massive reception accorded him.


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