- Governor Yahaya Bello will continue to concentrate on governance despite preparations for the November 16 governorship poll
- This was the submission of the director-general of media and publicity to the governor of Kog, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo
- The governor’s spokesman said delivering democracy dividends to the people will continue to remain on the front burner of the Kogi government
The director-general of media and publicity to the governor of Kog, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo has assured the people of the state that Governor Yahaya Bello will continue to concentrate on governance despite preparations for the November 16 governorship poll in the state.
Addressing newsmen at Mopa over the weekend, the governor’s spokesman said delivering democracy dividends to the people will continue to remain “on the front burner of the present administration.”
“His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello will not remove his feet from the pedals of governance and in his drive to deliver democracy dividends to the people of the state,” he said.
Fanwo said the governor has remained “humble in victory,” adding that the best way to react to the “stupendous victory at the primary is to continue to give his best to the service of his people.”
According to him, the governor will campaign with the work he has done since taking over the mantle of leadership in the confluence state.
His words: “GYB is gradually redefining governance and politics. While others talk, he works and his work speaks for him. The naysayers said he was not popular and he defeated the opposition in the general elections like never before in the political history of our dear state.
“The August 29 governorship primary in the state has again made a resounding attestation to his political credentials. In victory, he has remained humble. He has stretched an olive branch to all that contested the primary election with him to join hands to deliver victory to the APC on November 16.
“As we continue our electioneering, our projects will continue and those completed will be commissioned. He was elected to serve and he will continue to serve even into his second term in office.”
He urged the people of Kogi state to remain steadfast in supporting the GYB administration, assuring that they will never be disappointed.
“We didn’t like the divisions and bigotry we inherited. He has healed those historic blemishes of a promising state. We were boxed into the insecurity corner but he has saved the state from the pangs of criminals.
“He has done well in education, agriculture, healthcare and provision of social amenities. These are the legacies he will be known for after 8 years by the grace of God,” Fanwo said.
Fanwo said the August 29 victory was “a massive endorsement of the leadership, policies and programs of the governor,” stating that the governor will continue to “provide dynamic, pragmatic, responsible and responsive leadership through the New Direction Agenda.”
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, Abubakar Ohere, has described the victory of Governor Bello in the party’s governorship primaries as “evidence of purposeful leadership and grassroots-based governance.”
Ohere, who is the special adviser to the governor on local government and chieftaincy affairs, said this in a statement in Lokoja.
According to Ohere, the victory of the governor was a clear indication that the bottom-top approach of governance where rural communities and traditional institution occupy a strategic place in the policy and programmes of the governor is working.
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