April 16, 2024

APC Flags-Off Governorship Campaign In Kogi With Vice President, Governors in attendance.

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* We Appreciate kogi People For Voting APC In Previous Elections And We have No Doubt You Will Do It Again

By Abubakar S.H

The Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, GCON, has flagged off the governorship campaign of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State barely 33 days to the general election. Nigerian Trend online Newspaper, Abubakar Sule Hassan reports that it was a crowded political campaign rally filled with party faithful in support of the election of Ahmed Usman Ododo as the next governor of Kogi state .

Thousands of cheering supporters welcomed Vice President Kashim Shettima today to kogi State where he attended the flag-off of the Governorship campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Ahmed Usman Ododo for the state gubernatorial election scheduled for November,11 2023.

The All Progre‎ssives Congress (APC) flagged-off its campaign for the kogi State November, 11 Governorship election at the Muhammadu Buhari Civic Centre, Lokoja with state governors in attendance.

Alhaji Shetima asked more than 2 million registered voters in Kogi state to cast their ballot For Ahmed Usman Ododo and Joel Oyibo.

The Vice President noted that president Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration was continually working very hard to create an environment that makes it much easier for nigerians.

He promised that with the appointment of minister of Steel from kogi state, Ajaokuta steel complex will be completed.

The Vice President further said government was looking at ways to solve infrastructure and economic issues and said the steel plant will soon be fixed before the end of the tenure of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He also said due to the respect for the entire people of kogi state, the president appointed Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu as Minister and also holds other dignitaries from kogi in a high esteem.

‘We are here to admonish you not to be violent throughout the campaign processes and the election because victory is ours. We are here to win and not to fight. But we must ensure that every vote must count. With these few remarks, let me use this opportunity to present to you our in-coming governor of Kogi State, ,’ he said.

In his own speech, the National chairman of APC, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje thanked the good people of kogi State, and all the APC governors present.

‘My job is just to thank all our National leaders for coming to identify with us. With the people (crowd) , APC is the ruling party, we cannot afford not to win, So, We will win the election.

Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje performed the official handing over of APC flag to the governorship candidate, Ahmed Usman Ododo.

In his own remarks, the Chairman of National Campaign council in kogi state, Gov. Dapo Abiodun, ” We are here to present to you our candidate, Ahmed Usman Ododo. We are here to kick-start the victory of APC in kogi state, you have voted for APC in all previous elections and we have no doubt in our minds that you are going to vote for APC and bring Ahmed Usman Ododo as your next Governor of Kogi state”.

Also speaking,‎ Gov. Yahaya Bello  of Kogi state commended the APC governors for devoting time to attend the flag-off. He also urged the people to be peaceful and shun violence during the election.

I want to assure that in this election, we will not only win; we will win the 21 local government areas. Let me assure you that we shall win overwhelmingly.We are going to have a governor that you can access, a governor that can empower both the young and old and by the grace of God, APC shall come victorious.

The Governorship candidate of APC, Ahmed Usman Ododo thanked the good people of kogi State, and all the APC governors and dignitaries present ” I sincerely appreciate and thank all our National leaders for coming to identify with us and also appreciate all the people that came to celebrate with us”.

The well-attended rally was interspersed with goodwill messages from APC state governors, APC National Chairmanship; Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, The chairman of National Campaign council, Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, and Gov. Abdulraman Abdulrazak of Kwara state.

Other dignitaries include, Minister of Steel, Hon. Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, member of House Representatives, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, Sen. Jibrin Isah Echocho representing Kogi East Senatorial district, Senator Abubakar Sadiq Ohere, representing Central Senatorial district, Senator Sunday Karimi from Kogi west Senatorial zone.

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