Bassa Kwomu Community Visits Barr. Tanko, Congratulates GYB/CEDO Amidst Jubilations


By Yahaya Idris, Kogi

The Administrator of Kogi LGC, Hon. Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku on Tuesday played host to Bassa Kwomu community from Kogi Local Government Area of the State, on a courtesy visit to his Lokoja resident.

The Bassa Kwomu delegation was led by the supervisory councilor for Health, Hon. Jibril Idris and their spokesperson Comrade Gabriel Ndazhaga.

In their address read by Comr. Gabriel Ndazhaga, the Bassa people congratulated Barr. Tanko on the just concluded November 16 gubernatorial and Senatorial electoral victory recorded in favour of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, describing the victory as true reflection of the wishes of Kogi electorate.

He said the Administrator has shown capacity, dexterity of purpose and determination through his numerous life touching programs and policies which has placed his administration as one of the best in the state.

He commended the council Boss for his foresight in the provision of infrastructure, security of life and property and human capital development

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While thanking the Administrator, the group urged him not to relent rather continue with his laudable program that has direct bearing to the people of Kogi LG.

“We have collectively resolved to work for your election in the forthcoming council poll. We were able to drum support of our people from the three Zones that made up Kogi LGA, which are, Zones A,B and C.

“God as faithful as He is, gave Kogi people good Governor and coming to the grassroot level God gave us the Administrator in person of Barr. Tanko who is never tired of providing services to his people.

“To us you’re not just an aspirant but a winning and unbeatable candidate. We are so proud to aligned our interest with you and your good leadership style. Leadership is all about service to the people and our people have gained so much through you. ”

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According to Ndazhaga , they have members across Kogi LGA, but have collectively resolved to support his candidature from Zone B in order to sustain and maintain the existing zoning arrangement in the council in the interest of fairplay equity and justice.

Responding, Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku, thanked the Bassa Kwomu community for finding him worthy to support, described Bassa people as friend of new direction, particularly his administration where one of them is presently serving as supervisory councilor representing a ward in the council.

Barr. Tanko reiterated his administration commitment to ensuring peace and development in line with Governor Yahaya Bello’s vision to transform the State to an enviable heights.

He promised never to let them down as he assure of his continues support to the welfare of the entire people of Kogi LGA in general.

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“What you have seen is just the beginning more are coming your way. and, all I need from you is for you to remain supportive to the administration of Governor Yahaya bello, his deputy Chief David Edward Onoja.

“I will continue to be in the forefront for good governance where the people will feel the impacts”.

Barr. Tanko, who went down memory lane, recalled that during the Presidential and gubernatorial elections when some people sold their votes instead of campaigning for the Presidential and gubernatorial candidates.

According to the Administrator, some so-called Chairmanship aspirants resorted to selling themselves as Chairmanship Aspirant in Kogi LG during the Guber campaign.


He described the situation as an embarrassment not only to APC but Kogi LG in particular.

“Since that is over we can now go to next stage which is the council poll and ready for the task ahead.” Barr. Tanko said.