Prove to PDP that Kogi is Not Property of a Few Individuals, Onoja Urge Voters

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Deputy Governor of Kogi state, Chief Edward Onoja has called on the people of Kogi East, especially the youths, to use the November 16 election to prove to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the state is not the property of a few individuals who see themselves as emperors.

Onoja made the call at the Dekina/Bassa federal constituency rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anyigba on Saturday.

He said the APC is a party that believes in development. He listed the various projects executed by the governor in the last three years and said it has dwarfed all the PDP claimed to have done in their sixteen years in power.

Governor Yahaya Bello arrived the venue of the rally alongside the senator representing Kogi East in the National Assembly, Jibrin Isah Echocho, the member representing Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdullahi Hassan Baiwa, National women leader of the party, Hajiya Salamatu Baiwa, APC state chairman, Abdullahi Bello, Kogi East APC zonal chairman, Ahmed Attah amongst others.

Presenting the party’s candidate to the enthusiastic supporters on the ground, the party chairman urged the electorate to vote for Bello and Onoja for sustainable development.

“I present to you your sons, the people who have brought development to your land, the people who have placed you first in the affairs of the state,” he said.

Addressing the crowd that thronged the open field of St. Peters Primary, School, Anyigba, venue of the rally, assured the electorate of his administration’s continued effort to consolidate on the infrastructural achievements in his first term by initiating and executing more beneficial projects.

The governor warned opposition parties against their alleged plans to import mercenaries from other states to unleash terror and disrupt the election in order to win by all means. He said no amount of evils and sinister plans can hamper the integrity of the election warning that whoever caught would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

“It is only a bastard that will invite a foreigner to come and kill his people because of election.

“Please do me a favour, youth, women and residents of Igala kingdom, you know yourselves, do not take the law into your hand. We are not unaware of their plans to import into Kogi state mercenaries from Port Harcourt, Nasarawa, Ekiti, Kwara, Taraba, Yaraba and Agatus from Benue state.

“I am assuring them if they have ever succeeded in doing that in others states, Kogi state November 16 governorship election will be exceptional and it will be the last state they will ever intrude to cause mayhem during election. We are resolute to maintain and sustain the existing peace in the state.

“The forthcoming election is about the future of the citizens of the state and I am optimistic that APC will win the election conveniently because the youth and the women in the state have said no to political godfatherism where governance is been transfer from father to son, from in-law to another in-law,” the governor stated.

Governor Bello pleaded with the citizens of the Local Government, which was the largest in the State to conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after the election while he also urged the youths not to allow themselves to be used by those who wanted to destroy their future.

The Governor boasted that he was confident of his party’s victory at the polls as those in the opposition do not have any thing to offer the people.


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