By Stephen Adeleye
Stakeholders in communities of Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi have commended Gov. Yahaya Bello of the state for his performance in security, youth and women inclusiveness in governance, ethnic balancing and healthcare.
The stakeholders on the platform of “Kabba/Bunu Stakeholders And Leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC)” gave the commendation at a rally in Kabba on Thursday, where they urged the governor to contest for presidency in 2023 election.
The stakeholders also promised to purchase nomination form for the governor.
In his remarks, the Chairman of Kabba Bunu Local Government Area, Mr Moses Olorunleke, described the governor as a leader per excellence, competent, energetic, detribalised, progressive and courageous.
He noted that such qualities possessed by the governor would assist in taking the country away from many challenges if elected as president.
Olorunleke stressed that Bello’s ambition was very paramount to the good people of Kabba Bunu and the nation at large.
Also speaking, the Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Assemblyman Wemi Jones, described Bello as a detribalised Nigerian who has repositioned Kogi to a greater height.
Jones noted that Bello would make Nigeria a great nation if he became the president, saying, “if there’s any performing governor in Nigeria today, it is Yahaya Bello.
“He has made Kogi one of the safest places in Nigeria. Kogi used to be home of kidnappers; but as we speak now, with the intelligence and hardwork, it has turned to a thing of the past”.
On his part, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civil Service and Labour Matters, Assemblyman Bode Adeyemi, said the governor had shown the needed qualities to lead the country come 2023.
He, therefore, called on all Nigerian citizens to join hand in birthing a new Nigeria that would guarantee the needed security and economic growth.
According to Adeyemi, whatever arrangement that has made the North Central the only zone yet to produce an elected president since 1960, is the height of injustice, inequality and must be corrected.
The special adviser noted that Bello’s presidential demand is to right the wrong done against the zone.
The Chairman of APC, Kabba/Bunu, Mr Olorunmosunle Elisha, enjoined all the good people of the council and Nigeria at large to support Bello.
He noted that the country needed a leader with charisma and quality that would unite the nation across ethnic and religious lines.
Speaking, the Kabba Bunu Legislative Council led by the Deputy Council Leader, Mr Smart Adekunle, demanded the people’s endorsement through a voice vote.
All the delegation unanimously declared and endorsed Bello as the presidential candidate for the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2023.
Other stakeholders at the occasion were former Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area, Mr Emmanuel Olorunfemi and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth and Women, Mr Segun Olobatoke.
Others included representatives of National Union of Roads Transport Workers, Market Women Association, Youth Council and Okada Riders Association, among others.