2019: Kogi East Elders’ Council Member Endorse Echocho for Senate

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As general elections drag nearer, a member of Kogi East Elder Council (KEEC), DCP, Aurelius Yusuf Adejo (RTD), has described the senatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi East, Alh. Jibril Isah Echocho, as the most outstanding politician.

The council had earlier endorsed the Senatorial Candidate of the Alliance Democratic Congress (ADC), Dr. Victor Alewo Adoji from the zone as its adopted candidate for 2019 senatorial election.

However, Chief Adejo who is stalwart of the APC, in an interview with Journalists over the week end at Anyigba, insisted that he is a party man and will never work against his party candidates at all levels.

“I am a politician who belong to a political party, and my loyalty that party is non negotiable, I am a member of the Elders Council, but that does not deny me the fact that I should not support my party APC.”

According to him, his choice of Echocho as his candidate, was not only because he the APC senatorial flag-bearer, but because he deserves to be given a shot at the Senate, following his land mark achievement in the banking sector.

Alh. Jibril Isah Echocho, was an executive director in the defunct Afribank PLC, one gubernatorial candidate of PDP in Kogi state.

The retired senior police officer, noted that Echocho during his days at the banking sector, has provided many banking jobs for unemployed youth in the state, particularly from the eastern zone of the state.

Adejo equally commended the state APC leader, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for creating enabling environment that produced Echocho as the party’s senatorial flag-bearer.

The KEEC was inaugurated to screen and produced credible candidates into various elective offices, against the coming general elections.

But the APC chieftain insisted that Echocho would have emerged the council senatorial choice.

“But he (Echocho) could not appear before the council based on the fact that there was a communication gap between him and the committee,” he added.


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