By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Ahead of November 16th gubernatorial election in Kogi State, the All Progressive Congress (APC) women leader, and mobiliser in Kogi East, Hajia Halima Alfa has declared her support and preparedness to work for the re-election of Governor Yahaya Bello.
The Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Muhammed Onogwu in a statement on Tuesday, stated that the APC has received more defectors into the Party.
A former governorship and Kogi East Senatorial aspirant, Hajia Alfa said her decision to back the Governor followed due consultation with her supporters and other political associates.
She noted that it was also the right thing to do given the efforts of Governor Bello to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of Kogi citizens since his assumption of office.
The former Director of SURE – P and astute politician disclosed that the coming of Governor Yahaya Bello was divine, noting that he has done well despite the prevailing financial and political litigations he has faced.
She said the Governor has done well in uniting the state across religious and ethnic lines, stating that the governor has also improved security architecture in the state.
She said the state needed leadership and political stability which it lacked in the past and the Governor is currently providing such qualities.
On Igala agenda, Hajia Alfa described the idea as old-fashioned, stating that leadership has nothing to do with any tribal or ethnic agenda but the quality of leadership anyone can provide.
She said Ankpa-Okpo express junction road which were abandoned by previous governments was fixed by the incumbent governor who is not Igala.
She also mentioned various projects and programmes of Governor Yahaya Bello in Kogi East to include the provision of water, Umomi-Ugwolawo-Ajaka-Idah road, Ibana-Okpo-Ogugu-Ette Road amongst others.
She urged Igala people to embrace developmental agenda and jettison the so-called Igala agenda which in real sense was nothing but family agenda and urged all her supporters to key behind the candidature of Governor Yahaya Bello to ensure his victory on the 16th November.