Kogi State Deputy Governor, Dr. Edward Onoja has felicitated his principal and Siamese twin, Governor Yahaya Bello who clocks 47 on Saturday.
In a congratulatory message availed to newsmen by his Chief Press Secretary, Promise Emmanuel, Chief Onoja hailed Governor Yahaya Bello’s core leadership instincts, saying he bears great thoughts and exemplary attributes of commitment to Kogi State and the country at large.
He described Governor Bello as a man of many positive firsts, saying his courage to dare the impossible has long imprinted his name in the sands of time irrespective of emerging circumstances.
Chief Onoja added that the coming generations of politicians had a lot to learn from the governor in the persistence of purpose, loyalty to personal ideals, and commitment to resolve, noting that in spite of the general perception about politics in Africa, Governor Bello would long remain a global reference for sparking a consciousness in Nigeria’s democracy.
”Indeed, you never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice, and this, you have demonstrated in gaining a place as a leading democrat of repute in Nigeria;
”We are all very happy to have you at the forefront of our journey to a Nigeria that truly works as we urge you not to be deterred in your lofty pursuits for Kogi State and Nigeria.
“On your 47th birthday, I pray God to sufficiently bless you with health and wisdom to take our state and quest of a better deal for generation next Nigerians further in physical, human and political development. Happy Birthday, Your Excellency,” he said.