By Kingsley Fanwo
Kogi Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, says his privileged position as the Deputy Governor of the state was a call to serve the people and not to lord over them, saying he has devoted the position to the service of God and the people of the state.
Awoniyi, made the remarks while addressing members of Ijumu Progressive Group, a pressure group in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Iyara, Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State. He said as Deputy Governor, he has allowed the fear of God and the interest of the people control his action in serving the state.
Awoniyi, who was full of confidence and optimism that the PDP would win convincingly in the forthcoming governorship election, described the mammoth crowd who graced the campaign rally at Iyara as an attestation to the fact that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would win landslide in the forthcoming November 21 governorship election in the State.
The Deputy Governor charged the IPU members and supporters of the party to work hard for the re–election of Capt Idris Wada, describing the governor as a humane and visionary leader.
Awoniyi described the last few years of the present administration as challenging, but said the governor’s prudent use of resources, sincerity, and humility, coupled with the desire to improve on infrastructures amidst scarce resources has been his staying power.