By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahya Bello, has given an automatic ticket to an aspirant living with a disability to contest on the ruling party’s platform.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, CPS, Onogwu Muhammad, disclosed this in a press statement on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
The aspirant, Adukwu Emmanuel, is to contest unopposed on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the position of Member in the Kogi State House of Assembly, sequel to the governor’s decision.
“Kogi State Governor, Yahya Bello has granted an automatic nod for House of Assembly aspirant, Mr Adukwu Emmanuel to contest unopposed on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, after putting to vote his decision,” the statement partly reads.
The CPS stressed that the governor has always openly shown support for persons living with disabilities.
“Governor Bello has always openly shown support for the persons with disabilities in his government, which has often reflected in his policies, plans, programmes, bills and appointments of such individual into his cabinet,” part of the statement reads.
According to the CPS, the aspirant is overwhelmed and lauded the governor for being a truly compassionate leader befitting to lead Nigeria.