— Fulani Community In Kogi Endorses Alhaji Usman Ododo As Next Governor
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in the November 11, 2023 election in Kogi, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has assured the Fulani Community in the state that he will sustain and improved on the peaceful coexistence between the fulanis and the people of Kogi state if elected.
Ododo gave this assurance while addressing the Fulani community who had assembled in their thousands to declare their support for his governorship ambition.
He said his intentions for the state are pure and good, saying that if elected Governor, he will ensure that they will continue to live freely to transact their businesses, just like they have been doing under the leadership of the incumbent Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
According to him, “My intentions for the state are pure and good. If elected, I will ensure that you are free to continue to transact your businesses and your children will continue to go to school without intimidation.
“I also assure you that if I am elected as the governor of the state, I will also appoint Fulani indigene into my cabinet, in line withthe standard already set by our leader Alhaji Yahaya Bello” he said.
The Fulani community in Kogi State had earlier endorsed the governorship candidate of the All Progressive’s Congress, APC in Kogi state, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo ahead of next Saturday’s election.
The spokesperson of the Fulani community, Professor Mohammed Abdullahi who spoke on behalf of the community, said Ahmed Ododo was chosen because he was the most qualified candidate among those contesting.
He added that their decision was informed by the tremendous success recorded by the administration of the present Governor, Yahaya Bello, especially in the area of infrastructural development.
He said, “We know Ododo is the most qualified candidate among all the candidates contesting for the governorship seat.
“We have interacted with the other candidates and we found him (Ahmed Ododo) to be the most qualified among them.
“Secondly, all the projects embarked upon by Yahaya Bello must not stop. We want Ododo to continue with Gov. Bello’s mission to rebuild Kogi State.
“ Gov Bello’s administration has been generous to us. His government is a government that accommodates all, irrespective of tribe or religious affiliation and we see Ododo following his footsteps.”