The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has promised to deliver Kogi State for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) during the forthcoming general election.
The governor made the promised at the weekend in Anyigba Kogi east during the flagging off of the APC presidential campaign rally in the state and presentation of the candidates contesting various position in the 2019 elections from Kogi East .
Governor Bello who was represented by the Chief of Staff who is also the party’s Campaign Director General, Edward Onoja at the rally said four years was not enough for the president to move the country forward.
He stressed that president Buhari need another four years to consolidate on his on the gains recorded by the administration, saying that the president was poised move Nigeria to the next level
He stressing that next year’s Presidential election was between progress and retrogression, and asked the people of the state to vote wisely.
He noted that the President has made concerted efforts since his election in 2015 to take the country out of the problems the PDP had created which are insecurity, corruption and nepotism and urged the people of Kogi East and the State to reject PDP and all their candidates.
The DG therefore asked the people to be wiser and support a candidate like Buhari who runs a pro-masses government with several Social Interventions Programmes.
He said, such intervention programmes includes : the N-Power, TraderMoni, MarketMoni, School Feeding, Conditional Cash Transfer, among other interventions aimed at assisting the poor across the country in addition to infrastructure development.
Onoja warned that any mistake to allow the opposition back to power was an invitation for the return of brigandage, insecurity, corruption, among other ills that have taken the country backwards among comity of nations.
On the achievement of APC in the state, he said the present administration has brought tremendous development to all parts of the state, particularly in Kogi east adding that various roads, water and electrification projects have been completed, while works are still ongoing in other various parts of Kogi East.
He said that the area is enjoying infrastructural facelift beyond what it has ever witnessed since the state’s creation despite having produced Kogi State Governors for twenty years out of the twenty-eight years of the state’s existence.
The DG also lauded the efforts of the party’s senatorial candidate, Alhaji Jibrin Isah Echocho, who he described as a real humanitarian that has passion for his faith and love for humanity.
The Chief of Staff stated that Echcho used his office as a senior staff in the banking sector to empower several youths across Kogi East and beyond, hence the decision to give him the opportunity to represent the people in the Senate and bring to an end the horror Kogi East is being served currently at the National Assembly.
Also speaking, candidates of the party for National and State Assembly seats from the area all called on the electorates to give the party maximum support and promised not to disappoint them if given the mandate.
Highlight of the occasion was cultural display by various cultural groups from all parts of Igalaland, stage performances by some musical artists from the area among others. tremendous development to all parts of the state, particularly Igalaland.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of of candidates for various elective positions, cultural display by various cultural groups from all parts of Igalaland, stage performances by some musical artists from the area among others.
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