Kogi 2019: Bello/Onoja’s victory assured ― Ali Atabor
The endorsement of Governor Yahaya Bello by 45 political parties ahead the forthcoming governorship election in the state points to the fact that the election has been won.
The endorsement was described as another icing on the cake for the All Progressive Congress, shows that Governor Bello and Chief Onoja’s victory will be all-encompassing, a reflection of the wishes and aspirations of Kogi people.
Speaking to newsmen in Lokoja on Friday, Comr. Ali Atabor, the Coordinator of CEDO Media Network, disclosed that the decision by the political parties is a reflection of the mind of Kogi people, described it as democracy at work.
The endorsement aside making the forthcoming election one that would be the most peaceful, free, fair, and credible, it is an indication that the people irrespective of party affiliation, have come to the realization that another term for governor Bello would allow for consolidation and sustainability.
Comrade Atabor described the achievements witnessed under the Gov. Bello’s administration as unrivalled in the annals of the state history, commended the parties for their sense of reasoning, objectivity and sacrifice in forgoing their party’s interest.
The Coordinator said with the development by the forty-five political parties to concede their interest, Kogi people he disclosed are left with Governor Yahaya Bello and Chief Edward Onoja whose candidacy is not centred on ethnic consideration, but on performance and unity of the state.
While assuring of a landslide victory for the APC in the November governorship election, Comrade Atabor expressed optimism of the APC winning in all the twenty-one local government areas of the state.
He added too that the absence of the campaign by the opposition party in the state stems from the fact that their candidates are still battling legitimacy and acceptability, he disclosed that it was a pity that their governorship primaries ended in an inconclusive manner.
Comrade Atabor expressed appreciation with the wide support Governor Bello and Chief Onoja’s ticket is enjoying across the state, assured that the election would be a walkover, with the victory that would improve on the wellbeing and development of the people of the state.