I WOULD RATHER HAVE A YAHAYA BELLO AS GOVERNOR OF KOGI STATE THAN ANY OTHER, SAYS Kogi East Senator-Elect, Jibrin Isah As He Endorses Bello For Second Term.

Jubrin Isah & Yahaya Bello.

The second term bid of the amiable governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello seem to be gathering some very irresistible momentum, as men and women of worth in the state are giving their support to the man said to have done well in the last three and half years as governor of the state.


One of those individuals who are throwing their weights around the governor is the Senator-Elect for the Kogi East Senatorial District, Alhaji Jibrin Isah, also known as Echocho.

Speaking to Newsmen, the Senator-Elect say: I am wholeheartedly endorsing the bid of my friend and brother, Yahaya Bello, for a second term in Office as Governor of Kogi State. I have taken a while to make this decision because the welfare and progress of the great people of my Kogi East Constituency and Kogi State as a whole lie in the balance. 

I am a man who has poured his life into the pursuit of the overall best interests of my people and State and for many years, first as a professional, then as a businessman and lately as a politician, I have dedicated myself to achieving this objective and in the process, I have become intimately acquainted with the peculiarities of our state, the challenges of her people and the perfidies of her politicians. 

According to him, “I have experienced firsthand the character and leadership of several past occupants of Government House, Lokoja and I can attest that Governor Yahaya Bello stands out for trustworthiness, forthrightness and commitment to good governance and I would rather have him preside over the affairs of my state for the next four years than any of the other individuals who have shown interest in the job. 

I admit, Alhaji Jubrin Isah says, that no society has ever found Plato’s Philosopher-King, that prototypical ruler who by a perfect blend of knowledge, intelligence, reliability and simplicity is the epitome of good governance. Leaders may emerge who display his ideal attributes to a lesser or a greater degree, but none can achieve his perfection. So, Governor Bello is no Philosopher-King, but I have observed that he possesses a sincere desire to lead well, a disposition to serve the people and the political will to take difficult decisions and follow through on them. 

The Governor has shown great promise in his first term and I am convinced by his track record that he remains our best option towards a brighter future for Kogi state from amongst those who present themselves and meet the legal requirements to run for the position of Governor, as Economic Blueprint, which was unfolded during the last Kogi State Economic Summit is being pursued, resulting in various partnership arrangements, meant to harness the abundant natural resources, and equally revive some of the hitherto vibrant government enterprises, in the State, in order to create employment opportunities for all categories of Kogites. 

It is thus my considered opinion, after due consultations with my followers and stakeholders, that for the Kogi State Gubernatorial Elections in November, 2019 our incumbent Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, remains the best candidate, the Senator-Elect stressed, calling on all lovers of the state to join him to give Bello the fidelity and support he deserve to win for the betterment of Kogi people.