The South West chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has described the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, as an exemplary leader and a political champion of his people.
IPAC noted that the award of honour conferred on Bello by the European and American University is a recognition of the Governor’s selfless service to the people of Kogi State.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Comrade Arabambi Abayomi and it’s Secretary, Prince Tolu Ajayi, it noted that the award is first of its kind in this year to any Governor, adding that it further emphasized the leadership qualities of the Kogi State political champion.
“The only State Governor that successfully gave quality and exemplary leadership to his people during the COVID-19 official assault on the Treasury by most Governors.
“He refused to be part of official stealing from the State Treasury in the name of confronting the over-hyped Covid-19 in very open deceit that went on last year.
“Besides all of the above, he has sustained the popular and commendable capacity of his Government in delivering the dividends of democracy to the residents of his State in all the sectors of Governance.
“As a result of this, he has been singled out of the 36 Governors in Nigeria to be recognised and chosen to be honoured by the European and American University” the statement read.
The council therefore urged the All Progressive Congress (APC), to listen to make the very brilliant and youthful Kogi State Governor, as it’s consensus Presidential Candidate in 2023, adding that the opposition may be happy to offer him the necessary platform if so denied in the ruling party.