The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi is poised for a resounding victory in the upcoming governorship election on November 11, as affirmed by Governor Yahaya Bello during an address at the APC stakeholders’ meeting held at the Glass House, Government House, Lokoja.
Governor Bello underlined the party’s broad-based support, transcending ethnic and religious boundaries, emphasizing that ethnic politics had no place in the state.
The APC, he asserted, stands as a party that accommodates all ethnic groups in Kogi, a testament to its potential for a sweeping victory.
Backing his claim with facts, Governor Bello reminded the audience that the APC had dominated previous elections, securing 99% of elective positions in the state during the last general election.
Furthermore, he proudly mentioned that almost all opposition parties have merged with the APC, making it a formidable force in Kogi.
The Governor further strengthened his argument, pointing out the extensive presence of APC structures across the state, complemented by the approximately 1500 political appointees.
This united front, he asserted, stands devoid of any ethnic colouration, reinforcing the party’s commitment to unity over division.
Governor Bello likened the upcoming governorship election to a boxing match between Mike Tyson and a malnourished boxer, highlighting that victory would be achieved not through ethnic sentiments but the sheer strength and achievements of the APC.
Governor Bello urged party members to engage in grassroots campaigning and consolidate the party’s successful strategies for the November election.
He emphasized the importance of campaigning based on issues and urged party members to maintain peace and eschew thuggery and violence.
The Governor drew from history, reminding the audience that prominent past leaders, including Prince Abubakar Audu, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, and Capt.
Idris Wada, had won elections without relying on ethnic sentiments.
He confidently asserted that the future elections in Kogi would be won on the grounds of popularity and the people’s acceptance, echoing a commitment to unity and progress.
As the November 11 governorship election approaches, the All Progressives Congress (APC) stands united, poised for a victory built on unity, strength, and the collective support of the people of Kogi.