On Friday, the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, Usman Ododo, received President Muhammadu Buhari’s blessings as the party’s flag bearer in the November election.
Ododo, while briefing State House Correspondents after he was presented to the president by Governor Yahaya Bello, said he was committed to building on the developmental strides of Bello if elected in the forthcoming polls.
He said that with his wealth of experience in the private and public financial sectors and the opportunity to learn from the governor, he was well-equipped to steer the ship of the confluence state in the desired direction.
The APC candidate said specifically that he was confident of APC’s victory in the November governorship election.
Ododo emerged as Kogi APC governorship candidate through a direct primary election on April 14 and was ratified through a special Congress of the party on April 15.
Yahaya Bello, while expressing delight in the capacity of the APC candidate to deliver even more wins for the party in the state, assured Kogi residents of continuity in the infrastructure renewal master plan, which his administration embarked on seven years ago.
He stated that APC in Kogi State was one united family, noting that the party was very well positioned to win the next governorship election, a landslide.
Buhari, however, gave his unalloyed blessings to the APC candidate, while advising the party in Kogi State to embark on issue-based election campaigns to ensure the party retains the state in the coming elections.