The deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Alliance (AAC) in the just concluded election in Kogi state, Engr Oladeji Bamidele, has expressed his readiness to work with the Governor-elect and candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Usman Ododo.
He distanced himself from plans by the leadership of his party to approach the law court, seeking the cancelation of the results of last Saturday governorship election.
Bamidele made this known at a press conference in Lokoja on Thursday.
He congratulated the Governor-elect and expressed his desire to key into his blueprint for a prosperous Kogi state.
“Your wealth of experience and sharp intellect positions you as the right candidate to propel Kogi state forward. I wholeheartedly offer myself to your service and urge all stakeholders and citizens to rally around your government, across religious, tribal, and political lines.
“Kogi state, being a gateway and sharing borders with 10 other states, needs a leader aligned with the National Renewed Hope Agenda. Your educational background, with a PhD from the University of Lagos, a first degree in Accounting from the prestigious ABU Zaria and hands on experience as the financial secretary for the local government under Governor Yahaya Bello, has equipped you with the necessary tools to lead the state to great heights.
“As we transition from a hard-fought campaign to the governance phase, I believe that healing must start immediately.
“Politics is like a football match: They shake hands before the match, ruffle each other up during the match but after the match, they shake hands and exchange jerseys,” he said.
Bamidele called on the Governor-elect to work with all men of good will in Kogi state, irrespective of their previous voting pattern or history.