_September 26th, 2019_
The Ministry for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs was a hub of affair today as the people of Ajaokuta turned up in their numbers to deliver a strong message to Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello. A grateful people led by their energetic Administrator, Hon. Mustapha Aka’aba, they turned the surrounding into a festive arena with their singing and dancing.
Hon. Mustapha Aka’aba, while making his welcome address, stated that they had come to appreciate Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello through the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Abubakar Sadiq Ohere for all he has done for the people of Ajaokuta in recent times. Aka’aba declared that under the leadership of Governor Bello, Ajaokuta had finally been fully electrified, with villages that had not seen electricity since the advent of time benefitting from the massive restructuring. He made special mention of Upake, a district in Ajaokuta LGA which was chosen as the first beneficiary of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) scheme and is now experiencing steady, 24-hour power supply.
Aka’aba also commended Bello and his ever committed right-hand man, Hon. Abubakar Ohere for their respect for the Traditional institution in Kogi State, upgrading many Traditional stools in Ajaokuta LGA to the delight of its natives. He said that people of Ajaokuta can now boast of Chiefs in every category, which has contributed to a general sense of belonging, vastly promoting peace between the diverse tribes in Ajaokuta LGA. For these reasons and many more, Prince Mustapha Aka’aba said that Ajaokuta’s votes belonged to no one else but Bello, as the people have never experienced Governance this good.
He urged Governor Bello to disregard the noise from camps that have been destined for defeat even before they made their intentions known, and described Barr. Natasha Akpoti of the SDP as someone whose nature is known, and will garner no support under his supervision.
The Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Abubakar Ohere welcomed them, and expressed his appreciation for the motive behind the visit. He said that Ajaokuta had produced some of the gems of the NEW DIRECTION government both at the State and in the Party hierarchy. He further opined that Governor Bello has come to reinvent the wheel of politics in Kogi State, and assured the people of his continued pledge to do more in his second tenure.
Ohere emphatically declared that it will be a shame for Ebira people to stand and look idly in the upcoming election, and urged them to lead from the front, canvassing rigorously for his reelection campaign. He also appreciated Ajaokuta people, especially Upake natives, for creating an enabling environment for development shown during the construction and completion of the solar powered grid in the district.
One of the Women groups presented an award to Hon. Ohere for his accomplishments in the current administration, describing him as a worthy outlet deserving of praise and commendation. Prince Mustapha Aka’aba received it and then proceeded to present it to Adai Ohere to general applause. Oherebappreciated the gesture, and stated that it will only urge him to do even more.
A common Nigerian proverb says, “Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot”. Ajaokuta, led by her visionary leader, Hon. Mustapha Aka’aba keeps making the right steps in all her endeavours, and this visit looks destined to have a lot of good tidings forthwith. The people have shown their love for Governor Bello, and are making a statement to all opposition parties in the process.
In Ajaokuta, only one Party is known, and it is coasting to victory.