Kogi election: Onoja pledges loyalty to Gov Bello weeks after poll

Kogi election: Onoja pledges loyalty to Gov Bello weeks after poll

- The political tension in Kogi state seems to be over as the re-elected government settles down for governance

- The Kogi state government is now speaking with one voice after the infighting within the state's corridors of power

- The deputy governor has declared his unalloyed loyalty to the governor

Edward Onoja, the deputy governor of Kogi state, has pledged his loyalty to Yahaya Bello, the Kogi state governor.

In a letter written by Onoja, he described Governor Yahaya Bello as his boss, friend, siamese twin brother and God-sent benefactor.

The former chief of staff thanked Governor Yahaya Bello for securing the state from violent kidnappers, robbers and thugs “who held us hostage before your arrival in Government House.’’

“Thank you for your inspirational leadership which motivates us to go the extra mile on the job even when the going is tough and the results are not coming as fast as we expect,’’ he added.

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Onoja said what the Bello administration had achieved in Kogi state in the last four years are foundational in nature and are key to building a truly progressive and upward moving state.

“Thank you, sir, for not yielding to the strong pressure to champion an ethnic agenda which excludes other tribes to the sole advantage of an Ebira. You have rather chosen to exemplify a uunited Kogi where all have the sense and feeling that they belong.

“Thank you for not towing the path of a religious extremist. We the followers of Christ appreciate you for the award of the contract to build a befitting Chapel of Worship in Government House, making Kogi one of the few states which have a place of worship for adherents of both major faiths within the seat of power, just like the Presidential Villa,’’ he said.

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The deputy governor thanked Governor Bello for standing in for all his aides in good and bad times.

He reiterated his loyalty to the governor, saying, “anyone who has enjoyed your largesse and has gone behind to stab you in the back will discover that each stab will pierce the heart of their own nearest and dearest until they wish they had never been born like the Bible says.’’

He noted that the governor has trusted him, “regardless of the noise of demonic liars who approach you with all sorts of diabolic falsehood in their bid to put a rope to the trust which binds us together so things can fall apart between us and in Lugard House.’’

Onoja had on Thursday, November 21 paid a condolence visit to the family of Samuel Sunday David, a National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) member who died during the just concluded Kogi governorship election.

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The corp member, who is from Kogi state, was posted to INEC as ad-hoc staff and functioned as a presiding officer during the election.

He drowned in River Niger at Ibaji local government area of Kogi state after a boat mishap on his way from the electoral assignment.

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