Kogi Election: Gov. Yahaya Bello Picks Nomination Form
Gov, Yahaya Bello collecting his nomination form at the APC secretariat, Abuja. Image courtesy The Nation

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has berated those accusing him of non-performance, saying they do not visit the state to see his projects.

He stated this while speaking with reporters on Wednesday after collecting his nomination form at the APC secretariat, Abuja.

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The governor also said his accusers would be shocked when President Muhammadu Buhari comes to commission a number of projects in the state within the next few weeks.

Bello said his developmental projects were quite visible for the people of the state to see, stressing “my developmental footprints can be felt, seen, touched and smelt by all”.

He said: “When you talk of anybody accusing me of not delivering on our mandate or dividends of democracy to the people of Kogi State, they are probably those who are living outside Kogi State. If they are actually living in Kogi State, if they cannot see it, they will feel it, because if I start to list all that I have achieved in Kogi State, I do not think 24 hours will be enough for me. But I can say it that Kogi State used to be a haven for criminality, kidnapping, armed robbery, thuggery and the rest – these things are becoming things of the past. That is number one.

“Number two, if you talk of infrastructure, it litters everywhere across the three senatorial districts. In weeks ahead, Mr. President will be in Kogi State to commission projects. Again, one other very important achievement is the unity that you see today. The issue of marginalisation has become a thing of the past because we are running an all-inclusive government. Any person that is parading that we did nothing, that person is a diaspora person.”