With the governorship election of Kogi State just few months away, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Edward Onoja on Wednesday said there is no vacancy in Lugard House come 2020, saying his Principal Alhaji Yahaya Bello has done well in his first term to earn the confidence of the people of the state.
Chief Onoja stated this in Lokoja on the official presentation of Certificates of Return to Kogi state House of Assembly Members elect, by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Lokoja.
He described the performance of the All Progressive Congress in the just concluded presidential, National and state Assembly elections in the state as an indication of what would happen in November during the governorship election stressing that the APC will win overwhelmingly.
According to Onoja, ” The APC won in the Presidential elections and won two of the Senatorial and seven house of representative seats. We are also aware that the APC cleared all the twenty five seats in the state assembly, a history making victory since the creation of the state.
“Don’t forget that the APC in August last year won a bye election for Kogi/Lokoja Federal Constituency. This is an indication of the APC winning all elections in the state since we came on board it is no mean achievement and political fortunes, an indication that come November, we’re not expecting anything short but a clear win.
“In the African adage, our elders have a saying that what happens in the morning is a determinant of what would happen in the evening. For Kogi governorship, with finality, I can say, there is no vacancy in Lugard house.”
The Chief of Staff disclosed that with the house now made up of all APC members, it would engender quick passage of bills and smooth implementation of government policies.
Chief Onoja assured the people of Kogi state of better days ahead, promising that the state government is making frantic efforts to clear all outstanding salaries, and pensions, as well as in the provision of infrastructure across the state.