Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has formally declared his intention to contest for another term in office on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor, who made the declaration when inaugurated the board of the State House of Assembly Service Commission at Banquet hall Government House, Lokoja yesterday, said that his declaration came after consultations with the leadership of his party both at the national and state levels.
He added that the pressure from the people of the state on him to seek re-election as well as the official release of the State’s Election time table by INEC also necessitated his decision to re-contest.
“I would like to inform the good people of the state, the APC family and supporters from the state, the Local Government Areas (LGAs) down to the wards and polling units, as well as various stakeholders, opinion molders, families and friends of my interest to run for a second term in office as the Executive Governor of the state.
”I have sought the blessing of the Almighty God and our good people; I will have to contest for the second term so that we can build on our modest achievements so far in the state by taking it to the next level.”
It would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated the governorship election in the state for November 2.