The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, Ahmed Ododo, has said his administration will complete the ongoing expansion of the Okene water project which was embarked upon by the state governor, Yahaya Bello.
He also said he’ll reticulate pipe-borne water to all parts of Kogi Central Senatorial District if voted into power in the forthcoming November 11 governorship election in the state.
The APC governorship candidate, who announced plans to facilitate the linkage of the Itakpe-Warri rail line to Lokoja, the state capital, in line with the intermodal transportation system of the Federal Government, assured that he will complete all ongoing internal road projects in the district to ease traffic congestion on major roads in the area.
While addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters at his hometown in Okene on Saturday, venue of the grand rally, Ododo promised to continue the expansion of the water project within his first 100 days in office as the state governor.
While commending the people of the district for the support given to Bello in the past seven and a half years, Ododo assured that he will remain a good student of the Governor who he said, has given him the opportunity to consolidate his achievements in critical sectors of the state’s economy.
“All the people gathered here have come to show appreciation for the work you have done in the past seven years to improve security, education, human capital development, healthcare, agriculture, physical infrastructure and elimination of violent crimes and communal crisis in Kogi Central, and I want to assure everyone that I will not have any change of the character,” Ododo said.
He also pledged to strengthen existing opportunities for women and youth empowerment in the state with his agenda in Small and Medium Enterprises and in agriculture, sports, innovation and the creative industry, which he said represents key parts of his campaign promises.
The APC flag bearer who was visibly impressed by the large turnout of party supporters at the rally, promised to justify the enormous confidence reposed in him by the people through hard work and purposeful leadership that will sustain the transformation of the state as a united, peaceful and prosperous state upon his assumption of office as the state governor.