By Bruno Uche
The Executive Chairman of Kogi Internal Revenue Services, Alhaji Yakubu Oseni has emerged the APC candidate for Kogi Central Senatorial zone in the 2019 general elections.
In his acceptance speech, the Senatorial candidate appreciated the maturity displayed by fellow contestants who withdrew even before the primary election.
He also thanked Gov. Yahaya Bello whom he described as young, dynamic and dogged for creating the desired atmosphere for democratic process that led to this free , fair and credible election.
Read the full speech below:
All praises and Honour are due to Almighty Allah, the most exalted, the one that is free from defects and deficiency that made today a reality. Even before the primary proper, God in His infinite wisdom has touched people’s heart to step down for me, to this I show my sincere appreciation for their brotherly conduct in the spirit of sportsmanship.
Today marks a mile stone in the political anal of the people of Kogi Central District.
I will start by thanking our young, dynamic and dogged Governor, His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello for creating the desired atmosphere for democratic process that led to this free , fair and credible election.
Indeed, his conduct, speech and leadership roles in all the process is worthy of emulation and typical of an emerging national leader. I am highly delighted to have won APC primary election. I want to specifically thank the delegates and my teeming supporters for a job welldone. It shows that they believe in my ability to represent the people of Kogi Central Senatorial District better in the Red Chamber.
I want to specifically appreciate other contestants for the level of maturity displayed during the process that led to the successful conclusion of this primary election. I am assuring all and sundries that there is No Victor No vanquish, this is just a family affairs and equally urge all of us to work collectively for the victory of our great party APC during the forthcoming General election. I want to plead with all the party members to put everything about the party primary behind and stand firmly to work towards the party’s victory come 2019 in the interest of our party and generality of Central Senatorial District.
I wish to thank all the stakeholders and well wishers for their overwhelmed support. Be rest assured that qualitative representation which we all yearned for is now feasible with the choice we have made today.
Long live Kogi Central Senatorial District,
Long live Kogi State,
Long live Nigeria.
ALHAJI YAKUBU OSENI (AYO)