Ever since Kogi State was created, our pending problems have always been our inability to provide or elect for ourselves a good and responsible government that will always react adequately to the problems of the state and also proffer lasting solutions to these problems as they develop.
This political lack, failure and inability have not only permitted the several under-developments we are faced with presently as a state but have gone a long way to putting the state in perpetual poverty.
As pitiful as this situation becomes every day, Kogi East that has been one of the most privileged constituencies in the state has suffered the most, basically because this constituency has often been represented by timid, shortsighted, selfish and “un-purposeful” politicians.
And it is so shameful to admit here that today, Kogi East is one of the most underdeveloped constituencies in the North Central, in spite of all its rich resources, political strength and even manpower.
Having looked at this it has become very necessary that we team up as a people and sought for a better representation this time around, through which we can redirect our constituency towards a more visible development and secure a better future for ourselves and our children.
But in order to achieve this, we must be willing to look beyond personal interests, relationships and even affiliations.
We must be willing to ignore veteran politics, politics of hate and fully resist the ideas of automatic ticket and godfatherism and embrace a more democratic individual who can harness all our resources and channel them towards a more productive end. We must try to instate an individual who sincerely understands what is really at stake and will pull all the necessary parliamentary strings to ensure that the Kogi East situation is salvaged.
We must at a time like this be willing to only rally round a more focused individual who is strong and passionate in the will, in ideas, in foresight, in vision, in persistence, in concern and in all forms of political sensitivity.
The legislature is a reasoning and talking arm of government, therefore we must present someone who is vocally strong, critical and analytically precise; someone who understands the language of the hallowed chamber and is equally knowledgeable on the rich essence of the Nigerian federal character and the Nigerian legislative visions.
Our focus and support must be for someone who can influence the nation and also endear the constituency to the federal government in order to attract national investment, human development and all forms of basic amenities.
Without mincing words, VICTOR ALEWO ADOJI has been able to assemble all these political virtues, thoughts and vision, he has been able to shape his political aspirations towards these defined ideas.
A vote for Adoji is a vote for a more accountable representation; it is a vote for a more people-oriented legislature; it is a vote for a more productive government and a more secure future for our constituency.
It is not just the passionate efforts to rescue Kogi East that distinguishes this aspirant, but the legislative guts that categorise his thoughts, his industrious views, the persistent nature of his positive desires for Kogi East and his well-groomed commitment that will dictate every beat of his political aspiration are indeed very worthy of note.
It is not about party, it is not about incumbency or veteran politics, it is about will, resourcefulness, accountability, foresight, intent, sacrifice, the wealth of knowledge, humanitarian ideas, societal concerns and sensitiveness to the basic needs of the present Kogi East.
VICTOR ALEWO ADOJI is obviously willing to serve and redeem our constituency. It is now left for us to embrace this new future and save Kogi East.
Our future is now in our hands, and we must secure it this time.
Omachi Isaac Achor writes from Idah, Kogi State, Nigeria.
Postpone General Elections To Allow Zamfara APC Field Candidates — AGF Tells INEC
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State field candidates for the general elections.
Malami, who doubles as the Minister of Justice, made the call in a letter to INEC dated February 13 and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria.
The minister said that INEC could not foreclose the right of a political party to participate in elections without recourse to the Act.
He said: “My office received a petition from the firm of M. A. Mahmud, (SAN) & CO, in respect of the need to urgently consider Sections 38 and 39 of the Electoral Act and extend the time for the APC Zamfara to field a gubernatorial candidate in the light of a Zamfara High Court judgment in suit No.ZMS/GS/52/2018.
“The letter was requesting that the subsisting judgment in the suit be upheld and respected by INEC, as the Court of Appeal has upheld the appeal with No. CA/S/23/2019; thus effectively annulling the grounds upon which the purported cancellation of the APC Primaries in Zamfara by INEC was based.”
Malami in the letter invited INEC to comply with the judgment of the Court of Appeal by admitting the results of the APC Zamfara State primaries.
He also invited INEC to comply with the provisions of Section 38 of the Electoral Act, which empowers the commission to postpone the election for the governorship, National Assembly and House of Assembly elections.
He said this was in view of the fact that since the Court of Appeal had upheld the primaries as valid, the APC in Zamfara State would need a little time to catch up with its contemporaries in the election.
He said: “Granting them this concession is not necessarily a favour but a right that inures to all contestants under similar circumstances.”
The AGF maintained that by the doctrine and principle of judicial precedence, the appeal superseded the Federal High Court’s position which foreclosed APC Zamfara State from fielding candidates in the February and March general elections.
Police Arrest 6 Yahoo Boys With 200 Female Pants In Delta, Says They Work For Native Doctors In Ijebu Ode
The police division in Okpanam community, Delta State has arrested six suspected ritualists with 200 female pants in the area.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Chucks Orisewezie, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, told newsmen in Asaba that they include: Chucks Okolie, Francis Ogbereh, Collins Ederah, Felix Nnamdi, Goodluck John, and Steve Akpokona.
“The suspects were arrested upon intelligence gathered by the police detectives in the bush of Okpanam community where they allegedly packaged the underwears into a sack and were about moving out of the area.
“The police detectives recovered two hundred female pants from the suspects including N120,000, some fetish materials, three cut-to-size guns. “They confessed that they were working for some native doctors in faraway Ijebu Ode in Ogun State”.
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