Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has charged residents of the state to vote for Alhaji Usman Ododo of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Nov. 11 governorship election, for posterity.
The Governor publicized this yesterday in a radio and television broadcast to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the creation of the state.
He expressed the belief that Ododo had all it took to consolidate the achievements of his administration.
“Alhaji Usman Ododo is the candidate that we have selected and presented to Kogi as the candidate for the 2023 Governorship Election and our preferred successor.
“He is well known for his humility and humanness, underlined by professionalism and strong leadership skills.
“I am confident in his ability to continue the upward trend in our growth graph established by our New Direction Administration and I solicit your support for him in the Nov. 11 Kogi governorship elections.
“Our vision is clear: to provide a ready Blueprint for our future leadership to continue developing Kogi State into Nigeria’s foremost and most secure emerging commercial hub, leveraging our geographical location, natural endowments, and human resources for a sustainable future,” he asserted.
Gov. Bello added: “This envisions a functional socio-polity with self-sufficient economy, high standards of living and abundant socioeconomic opportunities that is sustained by industrialisation in an operational environment that promotes ease of doing business and climate-smart processes.”
He added that the government anticipated improved infrastructure, education, healthcare, security and agricultural advancements, with enhanced cooperation and integration amongst the people.
Additionally, the Governor said his administration has created the Kogi State 32-Year Development Plan earlier in the year.
“This plan will project our developmental aspirations for the next three decades, outlining the short-term objectives that will derive from it and the longer-term aspirations we must pursue. Just as Alan Lakein once said, ‘Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now,” he said.