Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has assured the people of Kogi State that he will ensure the state gets all that is due to the people when he is elected President of Nigeria.
Appreciating the crowd that trooped into Lokoja, from all over the state to demonstrate support and solidarity for him and the presidential running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, he promised that the voice and demands of Kogi people would be heard loud and clear, not only in the Campaign Council but also in the incoming APC administration.
The APC presidential standard bearer, who spoke on Thursday, in Lokoja, in a speech delivered on his behalf by Governor Yahaya Bello, donated N100 million to victims of Kogi flood.
He pledged that building on the successes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, his administration would work assiduously to confront security, revamp the economy, target double-digit GDP, increase megawatts of electricity to power the industries, businesses and homes, and empower the people through creation of jobs, affordable loans and mortgages, among others.
The crowd, led by Governor Bello, ended the event a the solidarity walk at the Kogi State APC Campaign Secretariat.
The speech entitled, “Message of Appreciation to Kogi State people”, reads in part:
“Your voice, your demands will be heard loud and clear not only in the Campaign Council but also in the proposed administration when we are elected by the Special Grace of God.
“Let me assure you that one of the very first things we will tackle is the perennial flooding in Kogi State. Flooding is a big problem in Kogi perhaps because of its strategic location as the confluence between Rivers Niger and Benue.
“This state has particularly been ravaged this year by flooding. You have lost precious lives, you have lost properties.
You have lost farmlands. Part of the reasons we have put together this special walk for Tinubu/Shettima is to draw attention to this flooding problem.”