Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello has expressed confidence in APC Governorship Candidate, Usman Ododo, stressing that Ododo would steer the state toward a new legacy if elected on November 11.
At a gathering held at the Government House Banquet Hall in Lokoja, Governor Bello, represented by his media aide Onogwu Mohammed, reaffirmed that Ododo's dedication to the "new direction" would further enhance the state's notable accomplishments.
He said, “Ododo, upon victory in the forthcoming gubernatorial election on November 11, will be inaugurated on January 27, 2024, to continue with the new direction legacies that Kogi citizens will be proud of.
“This is more reason I always emphasise the importance of unity among political appointees hailing from Kabba-Bunu, underscoring its pivotal role in driving development and progress within Bunnuland.
“We need to build upon a host of achievements in the region and advocate for a substantial vote for the APC, not only in Kabba-Bunu but across Okunland.
“My administration has laid a robust foundation for socio-economic progress, infrastructure development, and the advancement of human capital, hence the need for full support for the APC candidate, Ododo, in the Nov. 11 poll,” he said.
The governor, however, assured that the Kogi State University in Kabba had been firmly established in alignment with the wishes of the district’s founding fathers.
He revealed that funding had been allocated for the expedited execution of various projects at the university.
Bello conveyed his commitment to addressing the region’s ongoing challenges, expressing confidence that the state’s 32-year development plan would play a crucial role in their resolution.
He expressed gratitude to individuals from Okunland who contributed to the establishment of KSU, Kabba, singling out Dr. Tunde Ayeni for his substantial contributions.
Earlier, Pastor Johnson Kolawole, the National President of the Bunu Development Association, expressed gratitude on behalf of his people for the commendable progress realised under Gov. Bello’s administration.
Kolawale explained that part of their visit was to offer condolences to the governor over the passing of Dr Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.