30th January, 2023
By Richard Elesho/Lokoja
Governor Yahaya Bello on Sunday flagged off the campaign of All Progressives Congress, APC, for the forthcoming elections in Kogi East senatorial zone with promise that the state will deliver the highest percentage of votes for the party’s candidate in the presidential election, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The Governor who spoke amidst cheers amidst loud cheers said the mammoth supporters of the party at the rally attested to the unity among members of APC at Kogi East senatorial district.
He noted that the supporters attended the rally on their own volition out of their love, dedication and their desire for dividends of democracy from APC.
He added that APC chieftains and other stakeholders from the eastern region were fully on ground to deliver APC from across board.
Bello who presented all the candidates in Kogi East to the cheering crowd reiterated that Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Kassim Shettima remained the presidential/Vice Presidential candidate the state was rooting for.
He said the Kogi state APC was committed to coming up with the highest percentage amongst the entire 36 states for the Presidential, Senatorial/HOR and State Assembly elections.
“In 2019 you delivered 100% because you are trustworthy people and I believe this time, similar feat would be repeated across board,” the governor stressed.
The governor pointed out that such result would give Kogi state a vintage advantage to demand for certain dividends from the central government after its emergence.
He urged party supporters to reach out to their families, friends and associates to vote again for the ruling APC.
Earlier in his opening remarks, Deputy Director General, Kogi State Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council and Deputy Speaker Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Alfa Momoh Rabiu thanked the governor for enabling a level playing ground for the emergence of credible candidates which has made campaign council’s work easy.
He affirmed that all the candidates presented by the APC for the general polls were generous, popular and acceptable, adding that the party structure would galvanize support for them and guarantee their victory.
Sen. Jibrin Echocho, Senatorial candidate of Kogi East, in his goodwill message said Governor Bello’s developmental strides in Kogi East has done 80 per cent of the campaign work for the party.
He said the remaining 20 per cent was for each candidate to work on their individual interpersonal relationships so as to become acceptable to the electorates.