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Kogi Guber Poll: We expect nothing less than 99 percent votes – Ganduje

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) has tasked the citizens of Kogi to give the party nothing less than 99 percent support and victory votes in the state’s forthcoming Nov. 11 Governorship Election.

Ganduje gave the charge on Saturday while addressing party members and supporters at the official inauguration of the party’s National and State Campaign Councils for the Nov. 11 Governorship Election. The national chairman said that Kogi was a traditional APC state and so believed that the people would come all out to cast their votes solely for APC entrenchment of good governance.

“Today we are officially inaugurating the state campaign committee that will join hands with the national campaign committee and the LGAs campaign committees to ensure victory at the polls.

“You have tested good governance from Gov. Yahaya Bello’s administration and as a party, we hope to do more with our flagbearer, Alhaji Usman Ododo, once elected into office. “Ododo is your son, whom you know very well as a very loyal and hardworking person who is ready to serve you and the state in the capacity of governor.

“We are expecting nothing less than 99 percent victory votes from the people of Kogi in this forthcoming Nov. 11 governorship election, ” he said.

Also speaking after the inauguration, the Chairman of the Campaign Council, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, assured party supporters of their determination to work in unity for the victory of the party’s candidate in the election, Usman Ahmed Ododo.

He noted that, with the inauguration of the Campaign Council, the dance of victory had begun for the party while commending the resilience and hard work of Governor Yahaya Bello, which he said had led to the restoration of peace and security in the state.

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“Governor Yahaya Bello’s outstanding achievements in virtually all the critical sectors of the state are visible for all to see and I assure you the next APC Governor will build on these achievements in the interest of the good people of Kogi State,” he added.

The National Campaign Council Chairman said that with the result of the last general election, it was certain that the APC would beat any opposition party in the governorship poll.

He said the opposition parties were absent in the state.


Abiodun expressed satisfaction with the caliber of people nominated into the Campaign Council, describing the election as the first test for President Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of APC, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje.

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Also speaking, Co-Chairman of the Campaign Council and Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, urged the opposition political parties to look elsewhere for votes, insisting that Kogi is a no-go area for opposition parties in the November governorship election.

The Lagos State governor urged the people of Kogi State not to be deceived by the rantings of opposition parties, saying there was no alternative to APC, “a party that has the interest of the people at heart.

Chairman of the APC Governor’s Forum, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, said the people of Kogi State had resolved to stay with the APC.

Also speaking, Governor Bello appreciated President Bola Tinubu for leading the way in the sustenance of the nation’s democracy and promised not to disappoint him in the provision of gains of democracy to the people of Kogi.

He assured that APC will record a landslide victory in the November governorship poll, saying the election “is a done deal”.

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He described the APC flag bearer as one “who is coming with a whole lot of experience to consolidate on the unity and achievements recorded in the State under our administration.”

Bello urged supporters of the party to campaign on issues and shun violence, stressing that Kogi State would remain united before, during, and after the election.

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