Yahaya Bello has promised President Muhammadu Buhari that the state stands solidly behind him in his ambition to secure another four years in the Presidential Villa.
The governor said the people of Kogi are happy with the president’s policies and will deliver more than the 264,851 votes that he got there for the 2015 presidential election.
He said, “I am a staunch supporter of Mr President and I am proud to be associated with such a great leader and personality. We thank Mr President for listening to the voices of Nigerians who are satisfied with his performance. Kogi people were the first to organize rallies in different towns and cities to call on Mr President to seek re-election.
“As the leader of the state, I wish to assure Mr. President that my people are solidly behind his policies of economic recovery, security and the fight against corruption. Kogi will deliver to Mr President, more votes than the state gave in 2015.
“We are going to focus on the economic recovery of our state and ensure more people are empowered to become productive. That has been the mainstay of our economic policies as a government.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has not lost his magic touch. He is a trusted leader who the masses want as their President beyond 2019. But it is also instructive for us to know that corruption will begin to fight back with renewed vigor to stop the march of the masses. We shall triumph.
“Today’s declaration of Mr President for second term has further reinvigorated our belief that he will continue to make sacrifices for the greatness of our nation.”