The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has tasked the Kogi State electorate to give the party nothing less than 99 per cent support and victory votes in the state’s forthcoming November 11 governorship election.
Ganduje gave the charge on Saturday while addressing party members and supporters at the official inauguration of the party’s National and State Campaign Councils for the election.
The national chairman said that Kogi was a traditional APC state and so, believed that the people would come all out to cast their votes solely for APC entrenchment of good governance.
“Today we are officially inaugurating the state campaign committee that will join hands with the national campaign committee and the LGAs campaign committees to ensure victory at the polls.
“You have tested good governance from Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration and as a party, we hope to do more with our flagbearer, Alhaji Usman Ododo, once elected into office.
“Ododo is your son, whom you know very well as a very loyal and hardworking person who is ready to serve you and the state in the capacity of governor.
“We are expecting nothing less than 99 per cent victory votes from the people of Kogi in this forthcoming November 11 governorship election, ” he said.
He told the residents that President Bola Tinubu had promised to support the state in providing an enabling environment required for peaceful and credible conduct of the governorship election.
Also, the governor gave assurance that the citizens of the state were all ready to cast their votes for APC, given the choice of a credible and articulate candidate in the person of Ododo.
“Alhaji Usman Ododo, the APC governorship flagbearer, is politically well-groomed with the needed experience and competence to lead Kogi to the next level of its development.
“Here in Kogi, we are of the belief that with Ododo as my successor, he will leverage my performances to turn around the fortunes of the state to greater heights, ” he said
Bello said all that was needed was for all residents to rally around APC and Ododo on November 11 for total victory “since we don’t have any serious opposition party posing any challenge or threat to our success here in Kogi.”
Ododo, the APC flag bearer, shortly after being presented with the party’s flag with his deputy, Oyibo Salifu, thanked Tinubu, Bello and the entire party members in Kogi for their support and encouragement.
Ododo said when elected as governor, he hopes to build on the enduring legacies of Bello, especially in the areas of security, education, health and agriculture, to bring about the state’s desired growth and development.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that both the Kogi State and National Gubernatorial Campaign Councils were inaugurated by the APC national chairman.
While Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State, heads the national campaign Council, Yahaya Bello will head the state campaign council.
In his acceptance speech, Abiodu pledged his council’s commitment and resilience to work with the governor’s-led state campaign council to conduct a vigorous and peaceful campaign that would attract opposition into supporting APC and its flag bearer for outright victory.