From CHRISTIANA EKPA, Lokoja
KOGI State Governor, Captain Idris Wada, has expressed joy that he has been able to fulfill his earlier promises made to two major local government areas in the State, stressing that those projects he executed were not politically motivated. He stated that the projects would stand the test of time.
Wada said his administration has provided electricity, feeder roads and drinking water to many villages in the local government areas, assuring that if given another mandate, he is desirous of uplifting the plight of the people.
Addressing the unprecedented crowd of his supporters and well-wishers at Ajaka and Ugwalawo, headquarters of the two council areas, the governor emphasized that his administration would continue to provide projects that would stand the test of time rather than providing projects that are politically motivated. According to him, “I am not the type of leader who will promise and fail. During my electioneering campaign in 2011, I assured you the basic necessities of life which are electricity, water, road and quality healthcare. I was able to accomplish those promises even in the face of paucity of fund which many of you are aware. I took free medical health service to your door steps to enable you have access to quality healthcare which is lacking in rural areas. If given another mandate, I will not relent in consolidating on the achievements I had recorded in these councils.”
He cautioned the electorate against sugar coated lips of some politicians who will seek their votes and abandon them after election. Wada said he is not the type of leader who would promise to build castle in the sky but cannot provide the basic need of the people.
The governor, the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election, unfolded his second term mission aimed at impacting positively on the lives of the citizens of the state, stressing that if given the mandate again, the sky will be his limit in meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the people.
Earlier, Senior Special Assistant to the governor in charge of the Igalamela/Odolu Local Government, Comrade Ali Atabor, who spoke on behalf of his Ofu LG counterpart, noted that the governor has done a lot to the benefit of the people of the two council areas.
While mentioning some of the achievements of the governor in the area, Atabor said Ajaka -Umomi road is under rehabilitation, adding that the council cannot forget in a hurry the five day free medical services launched at Avrugo village which, he noted, have benefited hundreds of people in the local government.
He assured the governor that the people of Igalamela/Odolu have resolved to give their votes to the PDP to enable the area enjoy more dividends of democracy.
Also speaking, leader of the council, Elder Friday Sani Makama, said the governor in his humane characteristics has played his role in the area of provision of dividends of democracy to the local government. He stressed that they don’t have any option than to give their bloc votes to Captain Wada who has never turn his back on them since he took the mantle of leadership of the state in 2012. According to him, “we are very optimistic that your second term will equally usher in more goodies to the people of this local government.”
Makama, however, called on the governor to warn indigene of the council who are serving as political office holders under him to desist from what he termed as “Monkey de work Baboon de chop syndrome,” saying that such behavior can work against the interest of the party.
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