By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ahmed Usman Ododo, has promised to consolidate on the initiatives of Gov. Yahaya Bello when elected as Governor in the November governorship poll in the state.
Ododo gave the assurance at the Official Unveiling of “Okun United for Ododo Project 2023”, held in Kabba, Kabb-Bunu Local Government Area.
Ododo said his Government by the grace of God would consolidate on all the initiatives of His Excellency, Gov. Yahaya Bello in all sectors of the economy.
Ododo, who was represented by Kogi Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, FCIB, said his government would recognise all the people who contribute to his emergence as Governor.
“I appreciate the Okun race and quite aware that Okun people are brilliant, intelligent and highly educated.
“Okun people are egalitarian in nature and highly principled that can never be taken for granted. I will never take Okun nation and the entire Kogi West for granted.
“I am with you spirit, soul and body, and I promise to give you 100 per cent of the necessary support that is required from me,” he said.
The APC candidate, therefore appealed to Okun people to give him their total support, so that on Nov. 11, the votes would come from Kogi West will be massive, and even surpass Kogi Central votes where he came from.
Speaking on his own capacity, the commissioner assured the APC Candidate and his running mate, that the people of Kogi West would deliver massive votes for Ododo/Joel come Nov. 11 governorship election in the state.
Jones congratulated the people of Kogi West, particularly Okunland for the arrival of Kogi State University Kabba.
“I want to assure you like I always do, that the university that God has given to Okunland at this time through Gov. Bello is not political, but a university that would thrive.
The commissioner stressed that students would be admitted into the school before the end of September this year.
He assured that the Governor would Matriculate the first set of students into the school before he vacates office for Ododo in January 2024.
The commissioner thanked the people and urged them not to take the good gesture from the governor for granted.
Dignitaries at the event were: APC Chairman, Abdullahi Bello, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade; Speaker, Kogi House of Assembly and other members; Commissioners and other top government officials.