Kogi Guber: Former Kogi Assembly members endorse Ododo, commends Bello for equitable projects.
IDRIS AHMED, Lokoja.
As the November 11 election gets nearer, a forum of former members of Kogi state House of Assembly, on Thursday, declared their support for the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo.
The former Lawmakers who served between 1999 and 2023 , said they arrived at the decision to endorse the APC and its candidate, after thorough examination of the candidates of all the parties and their antecedents.
The forum, led by the Chairman, Honourable Alhassan Salisu Adakeke, a one time Majority leader of the State House of Assembly, addressed a press conference at the Reverton Hotel, Lokoja to declare their support.
“As an organised body, we do not take hasty decisions, as our decisions will have a lot of effects on thousands of our supporters across the state.
” Therefore, we took our time to examine the candidates in the contest and have arrived at a decision which we believe is in the best interest of our dear state”. Hon. Adakeke said.
He commended the Governor, Alh Yahaya Bello, for his giant strides in the state, especially the equitable distribution of landmark projects, poverty-reduction policies and huge success at uniting the state through detribalized approach to governance, which
have distinguished him as the best Governor to have ever led the state.
According to the former Legislators, Governor Yahaya Bello, has built enduring legacies of development, unity and progress making the people proud as he steered the state to the path of greatness and national consciousness.
” Our forum has resolved to support the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the fact that he is a product of a system that has put Kogi on the map of development.
” Among the candidates jostling for the number one seat, Ahmed Usman Ododo is the most qualified, the most experienced, the most prepared and the best man for the job.”
The forum further explained that apart from the message of consolidation and continuity, Ahmed Usman Ododo possesses character traits of a great leader, pointing out that the APC candidate is accessible, humble, brilliant and devoid of the negative drama that have dotted the histories of his competitors.