- The senator-elect for Kogi East senatorial district, Jibrin Isah, says Governor Yahaya Bello is the best candidate for the November gubernatorial election in the state
- While endorsing the governor for a second term, the lawmaker says Bello stands out for trustworthiness, forthrightness and commitment to good governance
- Jibrin says he would rather have Bello preside over the affairs of Kogi for the next four years than any of the other individuals who have shown interest in the job
Ahead of the November governorship election in Kogi state, the senator-elect for Kogi East senatorial district, Jibrin Isah, has endorsed Governor Yahaya Bello of the state for a second term.
Isah said he is endorsing Bello for a second term in office because the latter stands out for trustworthiness, forthrightness and commitment to good governance.
The senator-elect said in a statement that Governor Bello possesses a sincere desire to lead well, a disposition to serve the people and the political will to take difficult decisions and follow through on them.
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The statement read: "I am wholeheartedly endorsing the bid of my friend and brother, Yahaya Bello, for a second term in Office as Governor of Kogi State. I have taken a while to make this decision because the welfare and progress of the great people of my Kogi East Constituency and Kogi State as a whole lie in the balance.
"I am a man who has poured his life into the pursuit of the overall best interests of my people and State. For many years, first as a professional, then as a businessman and lately as a politician, I have dedicated myself to achieving this objective.
"In the process, I have become intimately acquainted with the peculiarities of our state, the challenges of her people and the perfidies of her politicians.
"I have experienced firsthand the character and leadership of several past occupants of Government House, Lokoja and I can attest that Governor Yahaya Bello stands out for trustworthiness, forthrightness and commitment to good governance.
"I would rather have him preside over the affairs of my state for the next four years than any of the other individuals who have shown interest in the job."
Isah who promised that he and his followers would strongly support the governor, said the latter has shown great promise in his first term.
He said: "I am convinced by his track record that he remains our best option towards a brighter future for our state from amongst those who present themselves and meet the legal requirements to run for the position of Governor of Kogi State."
According to him, Bello remains the best candidate for the November governorship election in the state.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state declared his interest to contest for a second term in office.
Bello’s decision was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday, April 17, by his chief press secretary.
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