By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Ahead of the November 16th governorship election, the people of Kogi West senatorial district, comprising of seven local government have endorsed the candidature of the incumbent governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for second term in the office.
They stressed that their support for Governor Bello was burnout of determination to emboldened their political emancipation in the next political dispensation and actualize their ambition to lead the state.
This assertion was contained in a communique at the end 1st of Kogi West Political summit with the theme; “Renegotiating Kogi West position for 2019” held on Saturday at Kabba, the Senatorial headquarters.
The communique which was signed by all the participants, Chief J. O. Yusuf said their support for Bello was to be better positioned for the governorship position in 2023.
According to the communiqué, “That the people of Kogi West met and deliberated on the political landscape of the state.
“That the meeting has in attendance the Chairman, Okun traditional council, HRM, Oba Solomon Owoniyi; representative of Ohimege of Koto and other prominent traditional rulers.
“That speaker after speakers all aligned with Governor Yahaya Bello of APC as their preferred candidate for the November 16 guber poll.
“That the President of Okun Development Association, Mr. Femi Mokinkan, and other professional bodies all endorsed the candidacy of Governor Yahaya Bello for second term.
“That the decision of the senatorial axis to support the governor was hinged on the political calculation of securing the central zone support in 2023 for total power shift.”