Group under the aegis of Igala Youth Development Congress (IYDC) consisting of members from all the Nine Local Governments of Kogi East, today paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency, The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward David Onoja (CIK) to felicitate with him and the Governor of the state, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello on the landslide victory recorded in the November 16 Kogi Gubernatorial election.
In a statement made available to news men by the chief press secretary to the deputy governor, Hon. Promise Emmanuel.
Chief Edward David Onoja (CIK) appreciated the group for the visit, commending their efforts in reflecting the good work of the government of Yahaya Bello in all the parts of Kogi East, and promised to continue his unwavering suppor towards the group, as their principles aligned with that of the NEW DIRECTION administration in eschewing religious, tribal and class dominance.
He further stated that anyone can construct roads, build halls and provide boreholes as an elementary requirement of Government, however, a leader endeavours to connect the people together.
The deputy governor, Edward David Onoja disclosed all Governor Bello has been able to achieve in the last three years of his administration, also his multitudinous accomplishments in exterminating religious intolerance and age barriers in governance particularly in the distribution of appointment across the state, a template which he says should be adopted to break the three monsters of ethnic divides, class divides and religious divides often the major problem of the Nigerian nation.
He further stressed that few people have existed with such distinctive character, one of which was the late Nelson Mandela of South Africa.
One of the representatives of the group appreciated Chief Onoja for all the support given to the group before, during and after the election, and ultimately expressed their joy at his decision to choose from their pool of members, specifically their President, in person of Hon. Felix Omachoko Solomon whom is the current Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Political to the Deputy Governor of Kogi state.