The Kogi All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Usman Ododo, not too long ago unveiled Salifu Joel, a primary faculty instructor, as his working mate for the November 11 governorship election. The working mate is the present Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Lecturers (NUT) and Treasurer of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Kogi.
The selection of Mr Joel, a category instructor and unionist, because the deputy governorship candidate of the APC, was borne out of the celebration’s need to hold all people alongside in its quest for the event of the state, based on Governor Yahaya Bello, who spoke on the occasion on the Authorities Home.
Mr. Bello assured that the APC would comply with and abide by all the present electoral legal guidelines to win the November 11 election: “We’ve proven competence, dedication and dedication to Kogi individuals when it comes to efficiency to additionally ask for his or her votes within the subsequent governorship election.
“On this dispensation, we gained’t tolerate any politics of bitterness nor condone any act of political violence as a result of Kogi as a state is larger than any private curiosity.
“Politics of ethnicity, faith won’t ever be a barrier and has no place in Kogi, due to this fact, you must desist from any feedback that may put you in hassle tomorrow,” he warned.
The state’s APC chairman, Abdullahi Bello, congratulated the celebration’s gubernatorial candidate and his working mate and counseled the governor for offering good management to the celebration.
“It was apt and commendable, the selection of the working mate to Mr. Ododo, coming from a really crucial part of the society as a instructor,” he stated.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Joel stated: “I’m wanting phrases for me as a classroom instructor to be nominated because the working mate and deputy governor to the APC guber candidate.
“After I was first approached, from the underside of my coronary heart, I joyfully and heartily accepted the place, as a result of it’s divine.
“I want to guarantee that I’ll do all I may to make sure that our celebration turns into victorious within the forthcoming governorship election,” Mr. Joel assured.
Of their goodwill messages, the Nationwide President of TUC, Audu Anaba; Kogi NLC Chairman, Gabriel Amari and the quick previous NLC Chairman, Edoka Onu, counseled the governor for selecting one among the many labour unions’ management as Ododo’s working mate.
They assured the governor of their whole help to mobilize votes for the Ododo/Joel ticket to make sure that they emerged the subsequent Governor and Deputy Governor of Kogi State.
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