Kogi 2023 Guber: Fanwo assures election will be mere referendum on Bello’s administration.
IDRIS AHMED, LOKOJA
Following the peaceful and successful conduct of the ongoing electioneering campaign for the November Governorship election in Kogi state, the All Progressives Congress has expressed optimism that the election will be won landslide.
Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo has stamped his feet that the exercise will be a mere referendum on the administration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
The highly optimistic Commissioner, Fanwo, gave the assurance on Tuesday when he received the leadership of the Ododo Support Organisation led by its Director General, Dr Aminu Adaira in his office.
The Director General in his speech informed the Commissioner of the dedication and commitment of the group towards the successes attained in the Campaign through their various strategies.
Dr Adaira revealed that the Organisation has put structures in place to to garner well over 400,000 votes for the APC Governorship Candidate, Alh. Usman Ahmed Ododo, saying the APC candidate has all it takes to consolidate on the achievements of Alh. Yahaya Bello.
The Director General of the Ododo Support Organisation also disclosed that the group which is an independent campaign platform has appointed Hon. Fanwo as its Patron.
While thanking the organisation for finding him worthy of the task ahead, expressed delight in their courage and resilience in demonstrating, support loyalty, love and commitment to the APC and its candidate.
“I am grateful that you found me worthy of the task of being the Patron of this noble organisation that is clearly the most organised among all the independent platforms campaigning for our Governorship Candidate, Alh. Ahmed Usman Ododo”, he said.
He further stated that Alh. Usman Ododo is a de tribalised leader, full of capacity and good leadership qualities to move the state forward.
“Apart from the excellent leadership qualities of Alh. Ododo, November 11 will be a referendum on the administration of Alh. Yahaya Bello as Kogites will respond to the need for continuity with resounding affirmation.
“GYB has performed excellently in the area of education, healthcare, civil service reforms, agriculture, capacity building, youth and women inclusion, security and many others. Ododo was a member of his administration and a member of his political family. He will consolidate on his achievements.
“With due respect to the opposition party, they stand no chance in the coming poll. PDP that is supposed to be the main opposition party is already deserted and desolate. SDP keeps burning their own office for public sympathy. They are completely in disarray”, he said.
The Information Commissioner, therefore urged members of the Organisation to go about their electioneering peacefully, saying APC is a party of peace.
His words: “Peace is our watchword as a party. The leader of the state, Governor Yahaya Bello is a man known for peace and security. We won’t allow anyone disrupt the peace of the state before, during and after the election.
“We are not unaware of those vandalizing their office just to win public sympathy. They have forgotten that a tree without roots can never stand”, he stated.