Kogi East Senator, Alhaji Jibrin Isah Echocho has said that the choice of Hon. Edward Onoja as running mate to Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 gubernatorial election has made the task of winning in Igala land much easier.
Senator Echocho made the assertion on Thursday at the inauguration of the State All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council in Government House Lokoja.
He said the duo are leaders who tend to share same belief, developmental ideas, passion to impact humanity and are grounded in the understanding of power thoughts that sets them apart.
According to him, victory is guaranteed in Kogi East in view of the general acceptance Edward Onoja who is also his Chief of Staff enjoys based on his impact in the kingdom.
“Sincerely, your choice of Edward Onoja has made this task simpler in Igala land. Your running mate is loved by his people, he has touched every aspect of the political zone, facilitated the execution of viable projects and touched many lives as well.”
Senator Echocho reassured of his full involvement in canvassing support from all corners of his senatorial district that would help to deliver overwhelming victory to the duo at the polls.
“Needless to say, this is our election? I have said it repeatedly in gatherings, that the election is ours to win and not Governor Bello’s responsibility to work for his reelection. His decision to support our aspirations saved him that stress from the moment we emerged as leaders in our various capacities,” he said.
Senator Echocho urged those with leadership vision to align with Governor Bello and Edward Onoja, adding that the duo were capable of facilitating dreams and launching individuals into relevance.
He expressed gratitude to Governor Bello for the so much confidence reposed in his running mate, Hon. Edward Onoja and appealed to the newly inaugurated council members to be civil in their campaigns.