By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
A Governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC) in the last gubernatorial election in Kogi state, Blessing Ekele has congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello, describing him as a reformist and voice of the voiceless, whose emergence in the corridor of power has given hope to the common man in the streets.
Ekele in a statement shortly after Justice Nasiru Ajanah, the state Chief judge administered oath of office on Governor Bello and his deputy, chief Edward Onoja for his second term of office at the government house.
She explained that governor Bello is one pragmatic leader that has left an indelible mark of achievements on the sand of times in the confluence areas, that will be difficult to cancel in years ahead because of its deep positive impact on the people.
“Honour must be given to those that matter in society. Governor Yahaya Bello has proved that he is a game-changer that should be highly respected and honoured in the community of leaders in kogi, because of the new narratives he introduced in act of governance.
“He brought smiles to the youths and women who will never think of playing a role in the anal of Kogi struggle by introducing them into his government at very strategic areas, and today, he has produced a new brand of generation of leaders by that experiment.
Ekele noted that he has been able to marry the wisdom of the elders and the exuberance of the youth to get a very good result with elastic effect in the transformation of the state,” she expressed.
She stated further that no changes in history of mankind that will not attract criticisms and pains, but with times, the reformist will be vindicated and the reformed will be transformed, stressing that governor Bello remains the real reformer in our generation who have come to the political turf to change Kogi, for a better tomorrow.
“This great leader therefore needs our support and cooperation to transform this state that was bastardised by some previous administrations to join committee of great states in this country, since the governor has insisted “he want to do more” for his good people of kogi in his second term of office.
The APC stalwart who hails from Igah in Olamaboro local government and an apostle of politics without bitterness joins millions of people to congratulate governor Bello for kicking off his second term administration with fanfare on last Monday, as he has started fixing egg heads that will translate his next level agenda for the benefit of Kogi people without delay.
Also, she congratulated chief Onoja, the state deputy governor, for his loyalty and poise, party leadership, both at the state and national level and party stalwarts for their role in the last election which has made it possible for Governor Bello to revalidate his second term mandate which has become a reality this month.