From Tunde Rahman, Lokoja
The Kogi Elite Movement for Bello/Onoja ticket on Thursday staged a rally across Lokoja the state capital in support of Governor Yahaya Bello’s re-election bid News Hub Mag! reports.
Speaking after the rally, chairperson of the group, Arch. Sofiat Umar said the group decided to throw their weight behind the governor because of his performance in his first term, which she said him deserve a second term.
“We are giving our massive support to the governor’s re-election bid because assessing his first term achievements, he has done well; and there is need for continuity.”
The chairperson said the presence of youths in his cabinet has helped changed the narrative of the state politics, and helped his performance.
She also said the governor earned their support because of his inclusive style of governance, “Governor Bello believes in youths, he has empowered the youths. He has performed well and we believe he will do better.”
Co-chair of the group, Mr. Raji Adeiza said the group believe in power rotation and so will work for the governor to complete his second term. “We support power rotation. We want the governor to complete his second term. We don’t want power to be retained in one zone again.
“We will do everything to bring back Bello for second term. If there was any area yet for him to touch, he will do the correction in his second term.”