A coalition of Senatorial aspirants from kogi west have decided to harmonize their strength, support base and followers both for the gubernatorial and senatorial rerun election holding November 16.
The Coalition which comprised of about 15 candiates made this known on Monday as it was led by former Kogi west Senatorial aspirant for the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Comrade Bode adeyemi to meet with the State’s deputy governor, Honourable Edward Onoja.
Comrade Bode noted that they all taught the Kogi West Senatorial seat was sealed with the February general election but as God would have it, the court demanded for a rerun
He pointed out that they have all decided to defer their ambitions until 2023 and align with the All Progressive Congress’ candidates at the Gubernatorial and Senatorial polls
The former aspirant noted that their decisions to support Governor Bello was premised on his good antecedents in the state and also because they were of the opinion that Kogi West deserved quality representation.
In his remarks, the state’s Deputy Governor, Honourable Edward Onoja thanked the Coalition for declaring support for the Apc noting that it was never in his character to commonize individuals or group of people
He mentioned that the All progressive congress has so much positive indices going into the election than it did in the general election which were all pointers to the party’s victory at both elections
Honourable Edward advised that the people of Kogi west region should desist from adding sentiments to politics noting that for the good of Kogi west, the people should vote for Senator Smart Adeyemi at the rerun poll.
He added that the people of the region should use the opportunity they were being offered to proof that they could be represented with a more suitable, qualified and best hand
The deputy Governor charge the Coalition not to be distracted by propaganda as what was expected with the support of their structures for the APC was massive votes from the region.
Kogi State Speaker, Rt Hon Mathew Kolawole while making his remarks, assured the Coalition members that they were joining a political family where they would benefit as the leaders of the party were men of their word
He pointed out that the region had suffered serious setbacks because due to bad representation at the red chamber and had with his antecedents denied the people of certain democratic dividends making reference to the Ayetoro Gbede – Egbe – Ilorin road project by the Federal Government.
The Speaker asserted that the people needed a quality representation who would facilitate dividends to the people and not put self interest above the overall interest of the people
He however charged the leaders of the Coalition to bring their members and supporters at all levels on board so as to create a more formidable and stronger front going into the election.