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By Our Reporter
As the newly appointed Deputy governor of kogi state, Chief Edward Onoja resumed office, a chieftain of All Progressive Congress(APC) who jostle for the party governorship ticket for November 16 gubernatorial election recently, HRM Blessing Aisha Ekele applauded governor Yahaya Bello for appointing his former chief of staff to fill the exalted position that became vacant, following the impeachment of the former deputy governor, Elder Simeon Achuba by House of Assembly.
The APC woman leader from Olamaboro local government of Kogi state disclosed this to journalists in Lokoja on Wednesday, saying that the choice of Chief Onoja to replace Elder Achuba is the wisest decision by governor Bello at this period, as it will cancel the political vacuum that would have resulted, and which would have affected the party’s campaigns and rallies ,since the gubernatorial election draws closer.
While she congratulated the newly sworn in deputy governor of the state, and wished him the necessary wisdom, in decision, that will move the state to the next level , the Magajia 1 of Yakanajie Uke kingdom in Nassarawa state, stated that the appointment of Chief Onoja for number 2 position in the state remains a square peg in the square hole.
“The Former Chief of staff has paid his dues in act of governance in the new generation administration under the tutelage of Alhaji Yahaya Bello. To some of us who have been following his role, his appointment is not a surprise, but a reward of loyalty and consistency.
“If anything, Chief Edward Onoja has brought out our teeming youths that were forgotten by previous administrations from podium of poverty and unemployment, by involving them in the new direction government in all sectors. He remains a role model to me and many others because of his doggedness and his passion to help humanity. I wish him all the best, because he remains the best for that exalted position, for now”, she expressed.
The party women leader who is also a member of the state governorship campaign team promised to bring her wealth of experience into bear during campaigns and rallies of the party to canvass for votes for governor Bello/Onoja ticket, for the party to shine at the November polls .
She said the party is on the tripod of victory in the November 16 election, since the weak links that would have affected its fortune at the polls are almost resolved by the great party leaders and the elastic wisdom of governor Bello and his team.
“What else do we need to shine at the polls: Prayers and God! Am seeing victory staring at us . Internal bickering within the party have been resolved; and the necessary peace and tranquility back to rule the party. Many aggrieved are back and Achuba issue, and others laid to rest .
“Thanks to the wisdom of governor Yahaya Bello,his deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, APC state chairman, Alhaji Abdullai Bello and his team in resolving these teething issues ; and kudos to President Muhammadu Buhari, national leader of the party, Elder Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the party National chairman, for their unalloyed support”, she expressed.
The party chieftain that is floating “Bello/Onoja 2019 advocacy group”, to feather the political aspiration of APC candidate therefore enjoined the people of Igala extraction, especially the people of Ankpa/ Olamaboro/Omalla Federal constituency to troop out and vote enmasse for governor Bello/ Onoja ticket for a new dawn in the enclave.