Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has issued a prompt directive to the Ministry of Works in the state to commence the rehabilitation of the Ogori-Ageva road, situated in the Central Senatorial District. The governor made this announcement while welcoming members of the PDP who have defected to the APC and other stakeholders from the area at the Banquet Hall of his office, Lugard House, Lokoja, on Monday.
Governor Bello, while expressing his gratitude to the people of Ogori Magongo for their support during his administration, highlighted that one of his key initiatives during his first term in office was the electrification of Ogori which he believed will transform the socio-economic lives of the people. He noted that this had been a concern of his even before becoming governor and was fulfilled in achieving it. Furthermore, Governor Bello praised Honorable Goke Oparison, the chairman of Ogori Magongo local government area, for his commendable stewardship, particularly in the area of security.
The governor assured the people that his administration would continue to work diligently until the end of his tenure, emphasizing that Ogori Magongo would remain a focal point of his attention. Governor Bello extended a warm welcome to those who have joined the APC, assuring them of equal opportunities alongside the existing party members and encouraging their active participation in Ododo’s election campaign.
Former Ogori Magongo local government chairman, lauded Governor Yahaya Bello for his exemplary leadership and the good governance experienced in the state under his administration. Daudu, a former Assembly member, also commended Governor Bello for his inclusive, equal, and fair leadership.
Additionally, the immediate past chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Ogori Magongo local government area expressed that the decision of opposition party members in Ogori to join the ruling APC in Kogi State was driven by their belief that the people would benefit more by collaborating to support the APC governorship candidate in the upcoming November 11 election. He also praised Governor Bello’s leadership as a source of pride for the people.
Notable leaders among the defectors included Ogori/Magongo PDP Party Chairman – Hon. Emmanuel Olufade, Former PDP LG Secretary Ogori/Magongo – Hon. David Shado, Ogori/Magongo LGA PDP Chieftain – Hon. David Black Olowu, Former PDP LG Legal Adviser, Ogori/Magongo PDP- Hon. Sunday Akpata, Former PDP LG Financial Secretary Ogori/Magongo – Hon. Taiye Owolabi Paul, and many others.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
September 4, 2023