By Kingsley Fanwo
Key leaders and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State numbering about 103 have thrown their weight behind the Governor-Elect of the state, Alh. Yahaya Bello.
Addressing a press conference in Lokoja, Saturday, the forum said their decision to back Bello was premised on the need to respect the decision of the leadership of the party to settle for the Agassa-born politician as replacement for the late Prince Abubakar Audu.
The forum also resolved to adopt Hon. Umar Imam, Member Representing Lokoja 1 Constituency in the State House of Assembly, as the leader of the party in the Local Government Area.
The group called on all party leaders in the state to rally round the Governor-Elect to make the state a centre of peace and development, assuring the Governor-Elect of the readiness of the people of Lokoja Local Government Area to work with his administration.
The communique was signed by the trio of Hon. Alfa Imam Umar, Hon. Nda Aaron and Hon. Mahmud Mohammed. The Lokoja Resolution is believed to be changing the political narrative of the Bello/Faleke political tango as Hon. Jibrin Buba is believed to be rooting for the emergence of Hon. James Abiodun Faleke as governor.
Speaking to our reporters at the end of the meeting, the convened, Hon. Nda Aaron told Vanguard that Lokoja Local Government party leaders and people are solidly behind Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello.
His words: “You can see the solidarity here. We are behind the Governor-Elect. All our Ward Chairmen and Party Excos are behind him.
To keep it all, our representative in the House of Assembly has decided to align with the position of the masses of Kogi State.
“Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello is the choice of God and that of the people. We urge every Kogite to queue behind him to make the state a glorious one”.
In a related development, Sen. Dino Melaye has called on the incoming administration to look into the issue of development across the state.
In a new year message to the people of the state, the Senator representing Kogi West said the task of rebuilding the state is a collective responsibility.