THE victory of Governor Yahaya Bello in the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primary in Kogi State ahead of the November 16, state governorship poll, has been described as evidence of purposeful leadership and grassroots-based governance.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Engr. Abubakar Ohere, stated this in his congratulatory message to the governor which was made available to journalists yesterday in Lokoja.
He noted that the victory of the governor was a clear indication that the bottom-top approach of governance where rural communities and the traditional institution occupy a strategic place in the policy and programmes adopted by Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration was yielding result.
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“Your Excellency sir, your victory in the primary does not come to those of us that have watched and worked from close quartets as a surprise in view of your tenacity, dedication, efforts to providing good governance for the people of the state most importantly, the rural people and special recognition accorded traditional institution and your eye for excellence in all that you do.
“The people of the state have not made a bad choice in your person. Since your assumption of office, you have made it clear through your ‘New Direction Agenda’ on what you want to do and the roadmap for achieving your objectives”, he said.
Bello polled 3,091 votes to defeat his closest rival, Barr. Babatunde Irukera, who scored 109 votes on Thursday.