By; ADAMA JOHN, Lokoja
Chairman of the National Campaign Council for Kogi State Governorship Election who doubles as the state Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun on Saturday, assured the All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters that the national leaders of the party across the country are set to rewrite the history of the party in the November governorship election.
The party he said, is set to articulate the necessary support to ensure overwhelming victory for the APC governorship candidate in the person of Usman Ododo, on November 11, 2023.
To him, Kogi is an APC state, given the unquestionable realities on ground that have supported the declaration that there that there is no vacancy for any aspiring party for the plum seat.
Gov. Abiodun laid bare his mind in Lokoja at the inauguration of the Kogi State National Gubernatorial Campaign Council during the weekend.
He was optimistic that with the inauguration of the campaign council, election victory of the party has been stamped in Kogi State, just he lauded the unwavering commitment of the state governor to the project.
“Governor Yahaya Bello’s outstanding achievements in virtually all the critical sectors of the state are visible for all to see and I assure you the next APC Governor will build on these achievements in the interest of the good people of Kogi State,” he added.
Governor Abiodun expressed satisfaction with the caliber of people nominated into the Campaign Council, describing the election as the first test for President Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of APC, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje.
Also speaking, Co- Chairman of the Campaign Council and Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, urged the opposition political parties to look elsewhere for votes, insisting that Kogi was a no-go area for opposition parties in the November governorship election.
The Lagos State Governor urged the people of Kogi State not to be deceived by the rantings of opposition parties, saying there was no alternative to APC, “a party that has the interest of the people at heart.
On his part, the Chairman of the APC Governor’s Forum, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, said the people of Kogi State had resolved to stay with the APC.
He said Kogi State has fared better under the APC-led administration, adding that the opposition parties are being driven by those who do not mean well for the state
In his remarks, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State appreciated President Bola Tinubu for leading the way in the sustenance of the nation’s democracy and promised not to disappoint him in the provision of gains of democracy to the people of Kogi.
He assured that the party would deliver for the APC, landslide, in the November governorship poll, saying the election “is a done deal”.
He described the APC flagbearer in the State, Usman Ododo as one “who is coming with a whole lot of experience to consolidate on the unity and achievements recorded in the State under our administration.”
Governor Bello urged supporters to campaign based on issues and shun violence, stressing that Kogi State would remain united before, during and after the election.