MACBAN, Fulani Community Endorse APC Guber Candidate in Kogi

Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Kogi State Chapter and the Hausa community in the state have endorsed the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate,  Usman Ododo , for the November 11 governorship election.

The spokesman of  the Fulani community, Prof. Mohammed Abdullahi who spoke on behalf of the community, Ododo was chosen because he has the quality and is the most qualified candidate among those contesting.

Abdullahi explained that their decision was informed by the success recorded by the administration of the present Governor, Yahaya Bello, especially in the area of infrastructure development.

He said: “We know Ododo is the most qualified candidate among all the candidates contesting for the governorship seat. We have interacted with the other candidates and we found him (Ododo) to be the most qualified among them.

“Secondly, all the projects embarked upon by Yahaya Bello must not stop. We want Ododo to continue with Bello’s mission to rebuild Kogi State.

“Bello’s administration has been generous to us. His government is a government that accommodates all, irrespective of your tribe or religious affiliation and we see Ododo following his footsteps,” he said.

Ododo, in his response, urged the people to vote for him, stating that his intentions for the state were pure

“ If elected,  I will ensure that you are free to continue to transact your business and your children will continue to go to school without intimidation. I also assure you that if I am elected as the governor of the state, I will also appoint Fulani indigene into my cabinet,” he said.

The governorship candidate had earlier held a town hall meeting with major stakeholders in Lokoja community where he said he had mapped out a strategic plan to  deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Lokoja local area if voted on Saturday.

Ododo said having undertaken extensive research, he found out that the entire Lokoja stakeholders irrespective of tribe, religious and political affiliations are united.

He noted that a vote for APC come November 11, is a vote for consolidation of the laudable achievements of governor Bello, especially the infrastructural development in Lokoja. He appealed to parents not to allow their children to be used by politicians as thugs.

Earlier, the Speaker of Kogi state House of Assembly, Yusuf Umar stated that Ododo would consolidate on the achievements recorded by Bello.

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