By Amuda Dan Sulaiman FAB
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC, in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State, Comrade Bukola Muhammed Abubakar (Bucky), has described the choice of Chief Edward David Onoja as the running mate to Governor Yahaya Bello, as a great honour to the youths.
Bucky said in an interview with journalists in Abuja, on Friday that the nomination was a ’round peg in a round hole’ as Onoja possessed all the requisite quality to occupy the position having been a successful Chief of Staff to the Kogi State governor and a seasoned technocrat.
“Onoja’s nomination as deputy governorship candidate is well deserved, given his pedigree as a technocrat, a social crusader and committed member of the APC.”
Bucky said he is enthused at the nomination, which he described as an indication of the quality of administration the governor seeks to lead in his second term.
He described Mr. Onoja as a forthright person, a brother and friend, who will bring a fresh experience to the state.
In his words, “Chief Onoja’s nomination is indeed well-deserved, given his background as an accomplished banker, his avowed commitment to the improvement of our state, and his philanthropic services to the less privileged. I am hopeful that Onoja will bring all these to bear on his office after his election.
He added that, “the nomination of Onoja is testament to the governor’s desire to bring fresh experiences to bear on his government for the much-needed revitalization of our economy and society.”
He wished Onoja well in his new task, and prayed for his good health, wisdom and God’s grace.