A head of the 2019 general elections, residents of the Kogi East Senatorial District have expressed confidence in the All Progressives Congress candidate in the district, Alhaji Jibrin Isah Echocho.
Echocho, who was a PDP chieftain before his defection to the ruling party, secured the APC senatorial candidate ticket in the primary recently conducted in the state.
Speaking on the party chieftain’s candidature, a Special Adviser to the Kogi State Governor on Solid Minerals, Hon. Charles Ile Umoru, said Echocho’s representation of the district in the National Assembly would guarantee the electorate in the area dividends of democracy.
He said, “The Kogi East Senatorial District could not have possibly prayed for a better candidate to represent them at the National Assembly than the highly competent, committed and progressive minded All Progressives Congress candidate, Alhaji Jibrin Isah (Ẹchọchọ).
“Political dispensation after political dispensation, the good people of Kogi East Senatorial District have suffered the dearth of quality representation at the Federal level and have been in the struggle of electing a candidate who has the capacity and passion to deliver to them the best possible representation in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly.
“The emergence of Ẹchọchọ in the race in the nick of time, it could not have come at a better time. Over the years, people of the senatorial district have been having, at best, minimal Federal Government attention to the debilitating economic and infrastructural deficit in the zone as it’s the duty of the members representing the zone to do. They have not been having infrastructural and human development commensurate to the resources the Federal Government has committed to the zone so far through our representatives in the past. We need more Federal Government attention and we need legislations that will consolidate Nigeria’s (and by extension, Kogi State’s) democracy and developmental strides.”
Meanwhile, some of the residents of the state have said the APC candidate would rescue the district from the current maladministration it is currently experiencing.
While speaking with our correspondent, a resident, Alex Obaka, said, “Youths and citizens of Kogi East Senatorial District need to feel the positive impact of competent and people-oriented representation at the Red Chamber and who’s best, at this critical time to provide the elusive leadership than Alhaji Jibrin Isah. Alhaji Jibrin Isah is an epitome of hard work and resilience. From humble beginnings, his doggedness and hunger for success saw him plough through his academic years and with sheer focus and brilliance, was able to acquire several certificates and awards locally and internationally.
“He has vast experience in the financial sector, where his stellar performance brought him to prominence and facilitated his fray into
“In his private capacity, he has gone to great lengths to provide jobs for the indigenes of Kogi East Senatorial District. His passion to better the lives of his people has seen him make huge sacrifices to support and provide for them. The flames for effective leadership burns bright in his heart and it is up to us to tap from this energy for the benefit of our senatorial zone, state and country.”