The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has declared support for the governorship aspiration of Senator Yakubu Oseni , describing him as a leader that poses the needed qualities and experience required to move Kogi state to another level of economic and infrastructure development.
Secretary of CNPP Kogi state chapter, Hon. Idrisu Moses who stated this in Lokoja on Friday while addressing newsmen, said there is no doubt that, Senator Yakubu Oseni who is currently representing Kogi central senatorial district has better experience, attributes, exposure and capabilities than his peers that look forward to occupy the coveted seat.
According to him, the support has been the position of the people of the state irrespective of their ethnic or religious inclination that Senator Oseni has better chances to clinch the governorship seat due to his past and present track record in term of service to humanity.
“In the last four years, Senator Yakubu Oseni has been representing Kogi Central at the Senate. Earlier in life, he worked as a bank executive as well as executive chairman, Kogi State Internal Revenue Service where he performed outstandingly well and this really prompted the people to ask him to proceed to the National Assembly to serve them.
“But today the clarion call is becoming clearer and louder that he should throw his hat in the ring and contest for the position of the governor of the state. It should be noted that Senator Oseni is a man who has street credibility, focused, consistent and disposed to the daily yearnings of his people.
“His success story at the 9th Senate has been very remarkable which include provision of good roads, solar power energy and human capacity development. One of his priorities is to promote education.
“He has sponsored bills that will move Nigeria forward such bills include: the establishment of University of Steel in Kogi State as well as a bill to upgrade the Federal College of Education (FCE) Okene to a university status among other selfless service the Senator rendered to his constituents” he stated.
Speaking further the CNPP secretary said Senator Oseni has provided succor to the poor through his poverty alleviation programme, adding that the Senator also intervened in the provision of water to the people of Kogi Central through sinking of motorized boreholes across the five local government areas of the senatorial district.
“Most importantly too is that, he has always be in the news calling on the federal government and other stakeholders to quickly intervene in the resuscitation of the Ajaokuta Steel Industry which will transform Nigeria to world economic power.
“Many young people and women in the senatorial district have been lifted above poverty line with Senator Oseni’s ingenious initiative, impacting life-changing skills in the people with its attendant positive multiplier effects which will surely outlive the tenure of Senator Oseni.
“Senator Oseni also facilitated different state and federal government jobs for many young people in his constituency.
“Some of the bills moved by him include: Solid Minerals Producing Areas Development Agency bill, Solid Minerals Development Bank bill, Institute of Computer Forensic of Nigeria bill and other motions bordering on the security and economy of Nigeria.
He facilitated the construction of Upogoro-Agassa road, drainage and bridges that leads to Government Day Secondary School, Anyava, built a skill acquisition centre at Okene for the training of tailors, carpenters, hair dressers, vulcanizers, plumbers and soap and detergent makers.
“Also, Senator Oseni built blocks of classrooms, ultra-modern ICT centre equipped with solar power generation facilities, provision of stationeries and computer sets across his constituency” he stated.
The group therefore called on the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and other topnotch members in APC from Kogi State to rally round Senator Oseni to fly the flag of APC in the next governorship election to enable him continue the good works of the present administration, saying
“a support for Oseni is a support for progress and development of Kogi state”