The senatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for Kogi West, Dele Bello Williams, has called on the electorate to approach 2023 general election with utmost sense of patriotism and sincerity.
Speaking during a press conference in Lokoja on Thursday, Dele Williams said the forthcoming 2023 elections will be a defining moment for the people of Kogi West senatorial district that should not be toyed with.
The lawyer and development specialist said he looks forward to the forthcoming general election with great optimism, expressing confidence that will emerge victorious.
Barr Dele disclosed that something good is awaiting the people of Kogi West in ADC, adding that he is optimistic that the need to conquer vote buying through punishment of individuals and the political parties with laws will go a long way in reducing the malaise.
The ADC flagbearer cited the outstanding performances of Hon. Leke Abejide, member representing Yagba federal constituency, as what one of the unique selling points that will guarantee ADC’s victory Kogi West.
He described Abejide as a lawmaker who has caused positive change by the payment of WAEC, NECO fees to students in Yagba Federal Constituency and now extending the gesture to Kabba- Bunu /Ijumu federal constituency with the people of Lokoja, Kogi Federal Constituency waiting eagerly to benefit from the benevolence and good representation of the ADC.
While pointing out the the people of Kogi West are wiser and wary of the perennial political parties like the APC and PDP, having failed them over the years with failed promises, said the perennial political parties have made the case of the ADC straight forward.
Barr. Dele noted that the people of Kogi West have rejected the PDP and APC having failed on promises made to them.
The ADC standard bearer said he has good reasons to be optimistic with the Biometric Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) deployed for elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said the electoral act has ensured that the primary elections conducted by many political parties saw the fall of some regular candidates in Kogi West.
He said in spite of woeful failure in security, the people’s inability to feed themselves, President Muhammadu Buhari deserves accolades for the electoral act which he pointed said is encouraging, if it can be sustained, pointing out that it gives hope for the nation’s democracy.
Barr. Dele listed the greatest problem of Nigeria as lack of justice infrastructure.
He lamented that the justice system has collapsed, where laws are not implemented with consequences and promised that if elected, he will strive to work for the independence of the judiciary and policing system.