The victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last Kogi governorship election has been described as a testament of utmost dedication and days-long preparedness to defeat opposition candidates in their perceived strongholds.
The Director General, Kogi West APC campaign council, Hon. Funsho Olumoko, relieving the experience, gave gratitude to his allies whom he said were dependable.
Speaking in Lokoja on Friday during the ‘Kogi West APC gratitude Dinner’ organized by the campaign council, Olumoko charged the people of Kogi West to give their unalloyed support to the Governor-elect Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo to enable him consolidate on the numerous achievements of the present administration in the district.
“Our victory is borne out of days-long preparedness of our able mentor, strategist and political mathematician, Governor, Yahaya Bello, who in his sheer wisdom saw farther into the political future, and decided to equip, engage and awaken us with the strategic foresight and energy.
“I make bold to say, our victory at the poll may not have been possible without the conglomeration of the unwavering efforts and concerted progressive moves of the front-liners, whose performances were top-notch and overwhelming.
“And I am glad to say I had dependable men of capacity at various points who were particularly dogged, result-oriented and became veritable instruments for the victory of Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo in that governorship poll in Kogi West,” he said.
Former deputy governor, Yomi Awoniyi who chaired the occasion described Governor Yahaya Bello as a humane leader who has the mind and character to weave every ethnic group together for the development of Kogi state, noting that the victory at the just concluded off-cycle governorship election indicated that Kogi West is a stronghold of APC.
Awoniyi said, “Everybody in Kogi West contributed to the success of APC and the benefits of the election shall reach the entire senatorial district”.
He described the election as the most violence-free election, noting that the multitude of people who came out to vote showed that the people love Ododo and the party.
The Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Aliyu Umar Yusuf in his remarks, thanked Governor Yahaya Bello for creating the enabling environment for Kogi West to showcase their political strength during the election.
“Kogi West which comprises seven local government areas is the game changer of the election conducted in Kogi state. I am assuring you that this effort will not go unnoticed by the Governor-elect when he assumes office as the executive governor of the state” he stated.