From AMEDU JOSEPH, Lokoja
Ahead of November governorship polls in Kogi State, Youths across the three Senatorial Districts of the state have been cautioned against indulging in electoral fraud and other forms of violence that could disrupt the election.
Administrator of Lokoja Local Government Area, Honorable Mohammed Dan Asabe Mohammed handed down the warning in Lokoja on Wednesday while briefing journalists on activities building up to the election.
Dan Asabe warned that, trouble makers before, during or after election will be dealt with severely in accordance with the law.
While warning against violence and electoral malpractice, the administrator called on the people of Lokoja Local Government Area to give maximum support for the Governor Yahaya Bello’s 2nd term bid.
He however, acknowledged the role of the youth as he said , “youth continue to be the agents of change in view of the empowerment programme they benefited from the Governor Yahaya Bello administration.”
He explained that, the Youths and Women in the state have realized that Governor Yahaya Bello can save them from abject poverty and total neglect they have been suffering in the hands of the elite
He said, the Youth and Women in the state have benefited tremendously from the Bello administration in terms of political appointments which has now placed them on high decision making positions as against what obtained in the past when only elders dominate leadership and governance.
Dan Asabe maintained that the future will be brighter if Governor Yahaya Bello is reelected to govern the state for another 4 years, promising that APC administration will not let them down
According to the Administrator , scholarships programme has been designed for Lokoja Local Government Area indigent students at the primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.
He also disclosed that, the APC administration in the state has planned more empowerment programmes to train the youths and women in technical, vocational and agricultural skills so as reduce unemployment and to promote self reliance as well as job creation.
The APC stalwart advised them not to doubt the capability of the ruling party in winning the November election, stressing that the anticipated victory of Governor Bello is hinged on his performance during his first tenure and the general goodwill and acceptability .
He therefore called on the youths and women to key into Yahaya Bello and the APC for a resounding victory at the Polls.