By Othman Hamidu
The Administrator of Ijumu Local Government, Hon.Taufiq Isa has earlier today, dispelled the rumor been carried about by Hon.Fehinti Dada and his cohorts on social media platforms that he have been endorsed by the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alh. Bello to contest as the Executive Chairman in the forthcoming Local council election.
This was contained in a press statement made available to journalist in the early hours of today.
“As I said on the day of my declaration, I have not been endorsed by any leader in the Local Government but I have consulted the necessary people, group and leaders”.
“We are in a democratic era,I believe in our system and I am ready to go through the processes of becoming the Local Government Executive Chairman”.
“For those who are running helter skelter for the Governor for endorsement, I advice they should prepare themselves for a free and fair primary election. The Governor is the father of all, he will not endorse anyone”.
“Whoever wants to lead the good people of Ijumu should go and work to convince electorates that they have the capacity to lead them. Ijumu people are well enlighten that no one can come in the name of sentimental politics to win their vote”.
“I have been very loyal to the party and serve well to the best of my ability, implemented the party’s manifesto, in carrying out development programs according to the Next level agenda right from the inception of my administration as an administrator. I have done well looking at the kind of fund available to me”.
“Ijumu Local Government has witnessed tremendous development in the last four years as we have focused on rural development, human development, capacity building and a lot of things. I believe that on that basis, it would be logical for Ijumu people to re-present me to become their elected Council Chairman” he said.