Governor Yahaya Bello has assured the people of Kogi state that the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 11 gubernatorial election, Alhaji Usman Ododo, will advance and solidify the remarkable achievements of his New Direction administration.
Speaking while playing host to the leadership and members of the Bunu District Association in Lokoja on Friday, Governor Bello emphasized the importance of unity among political appointees hailing from Kabba-Bunu, underscoring its pivotal role in driving development and progress within Bunuland.
He stressed the need to build upon a host of achievements in the region and advocated for a substantial vote for the APC, not only in Kabba-Bunu but across Okunland.
Bello highlighted that his administration had laid a robust foundation for socio-economic progress, infrastructure development, and the advancement of human capital. As such, he urged full support for the APC governorship candidate.
The Governor also assured that the Kogi State University in Kabba had been firmly established in alignment with the wishes of the district’s founding fathers. Furthermore, he revealed that funding had been allocated for the expedited execution of various projects at the university.
Governor Bello conveyed his commitment to addressing the region’s ongoing challenges, expressing confidence that the state’s 32-year development plan would play a crucial role in their resolution. He extended gratitude to all individuals from Okunland who contributed to the establishment of KSU, Kabba, singling out Dr. Tunde Ayeni for his substantial contributions.
Pastor Johnson Kolawole, the National President of the Bunu Development Association, expressed gratitude on behalf of his people for the commendable progress realized under Governor Bello’s administration.
He added that part of their visit was to offer condolences to the Governor over the passing of His Royal Majesty (Dr) Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.
The association acknowledged strategic appointments within the cabinet, the establishment of KSU, Kabba, the GYB Model Science Secondary School in Okebukun, and numerous other achievements as vital contributions by the Bello-led administration.
Professor Olu Obafemi noted the significant contributions made by Bunu and its people to the state. He emphasized that prior to the advent of the GYB administration, Bunu had been subjected to substantial marginalization.
The group assured Governor Bello of their unwavering dedication to ensuring Hon. Ahmed Usman Ododo’s victory on November 11, 2023.