By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The Chief of Staff to the governor of Kogi State, Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku, has picked his nomination and Expression of Interest Forms for the gubernatorial election under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said he is not the anointed of the governor, but sorted for the blessing of his principal so that he “can continue the good work and build on the solid foundation built Bello.”
He said he is the most qualified to continue after Bello, having been part of the “New Direction Government” since 2016 as director of protocol and later the Chief of Staff to the governor in January, 2020 till date.
Asuku pointed out that the state has been enjoying security since Gov. Bello’s administration, attributing it to his doggedness and adequate attention to the state security architecture. He also attested that his principal has been fair, equitable and just in infrastructural development
The governorship aspirant added that Bello has worked to unite the people of the state within the period of his administration by putting an end to the tribal difference that was in existence before his emergence.
“I have presented myself to the good people of Kogi state to serve them, to consolidate on the numerous achievement of Governor Yahaya Bello, to consolidate on the security achievement of his excellency, to consolidate on the infrastructure development, to consolidate on the women and youth empowerment achievement
“To consolidate, on the all-inclusiveness style of leadership that His Excellency has enshrined in Kogi State and to consolidate most importantly on his God-fearing style of leadership of justice, equity and fairness, that has brought development to the nooks and crannies of Kogi State,” he said.