by Sam Egwu, Lokoja –
Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for stabilising the economy and stamping out graft.
Speaking in Lokoja through his director general, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, the governor said the 2019 presidential election will clear the doubts of some self-centered leaders who think Nigerians will choose corruption over transparency.
According to Governor Bello, President Buhari has removed the country’s economy from the woods of corruption and corruption-driven recession, saying the president’s fiscal responsibility has cured the nation of the irresponsible economic policies of the past.
“President Muhammadu Buhari stands tall among transparent leaders around the world. He is an example of a leader who is incorruptible and impeccably transparent. Nigerians will clear the doubts of those who think four years is enough to forget the rot of the past.
“Nobody is underestimating the importance and strength of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. He was a part of the movement that stopped the rot in 2015.
“But Nigerians should not forget that the poster of the revolution against corruption and impunity was the cherubic Muhammadu Buhari. He is one man that is trusted by the masses of this nation. He was in Kano and the city reminded those who thought they can displace him in 2019 that there won’t be vacancy in Aso Rock that year.
“Buhari is respected worldwide as an antidote to corruption, an unrepentant fighter against graft and class. His modesty has given hope to the masses of Nigeria that there is hope for the black race.”
Bello urged Nigerians to be undaunted by the “last kicks of a dying horse,” saying the All Progressives Congress needed a “viable opposition to keep government on the track of service to the people”.
The governor said the success story in the agricultural sector of the state is a “clear indication of the power of change and an indomitable desire to rebound the economy of the nation”, assuring that his administration will continue to deliver democracy dividends to the people of the state.
“We are making life easier for the people of the state through programs and projects that touch their lives directly. Kogi is witnessing tremendous transformation and we shall not rest until we deliver every one of the promises we made to the Kogi people,” he said.