By Abdullahi Suleiman.
Engr. John Ibrahim has saluted the electorate from Ibaji Local Government Area for their enormous supports freely given to the candidate of the APC, Governor Yahaya Bello in the just concluded governorship election in Kogi State.
He made this known in his congratulatory message to the people of Ibaji.
APC secured 12,682 votes as against 10,504 polled by PDP in the local government area.
Reacting to the just concluded gubernatorial election, Engr Ibrahim remarked that “the victory of GYB is a victory for all the well-meaning people of the state and indeed to the Ibaji people in particular.”
He assured the people of Ibaji to expect unprecedented political transformation and infrastructural development in the area during second term of the incumbent Governor which would soon begin.
“The people of Ibaji have once again demonstrated their supports to the APC following the same gestures shown during the Presidential/National Assembly elections in early this year as the beginning of the people’s rejection of the opposition People’s Democratic Party which has always treated the Ibaji people with grave political injustice,” he noted.
Engr. John Ibrahim described the people of the area as “peace loving people” noting that political violence has never been associated with the people. He thanked the people of the area for their peaceful conduct before, during and after the election.
In the meantime, Engr. John Ibrahim has congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello on his re-election victory expressing that as a firm believer in the GYB second term mandate, “my hope of this victory is just as expected!” He however used the occasion to remind the incumbent Governor Bello to use his second term in developing the potential in Ibaji land and to transform the lives of the people.
Engr. John Ibrahim Ocheje hails from Ojiala, Ayah Ward in Ibaji Local Government Area of the state. He has aspired for various positions under the platform of the People Democratic Party including the Kogi East senatorial position in the last elections but dumped the party for perceived injustice. He is currently a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress in Kogi state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday, declared the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Yahaya Bello as the winner of Kogi state gubernatorial election conducted last week Saturday defeating the candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Engr. Musa Wada with the vote of 406,222 as against 189,704 secured by the latter.