The immediate past Speaker of Kogi state House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Prince Matthew Yomi Kolawole Sunday said after Almighty God, the governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello remain his political godfather that taught him the rudiment of present day politics.
Kolawole disclosed this during a Thanksgiving he held at Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) in Garki, Abuja after he completed his tenure as member of the House and also as the Speaker of Kogi state House of Assembly.
Prince Kolawole who spends six and half years as Speaker said he gave glory to God for given him the opportunity to serve the state to represent the people of Kabba-Bunu state Constituency.
He noted that if not for the governor who believe so much in him he wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity to serve as one of the longest Speaker in the House.
He noted that as a former member of the House he never disappointed his Constituency stressing that governor Bello gave him free hand to lead the other members of the House to a successful tenure.
“I will continue to follow governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello because of his love for me. He made me and such person is my mentor and I will continue to follow him wherever he go politically
“He brought state university to Kabba my immediate constituency and this is what t Okun speaking people have been dreaming of. Today we can boost of university and is very dear to our heart. We remain grateful to him and if not for him it will be difficult for any other administration to established university in Okun land,” He said.
He assured the governor that the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the forthcoming governorship election, Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman will be victorious during the election.
Prince Kolawole noted that the achievement of the governor has placed the party candidate above other candidates in the coming election, stressing that the entire people of Kogi west particularly the Okun speaking people are all behind Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman come November 11 governorship election.
While thanking the constituents, including APC support groups, political stakeholders, religious leaders, traditional leaders, associations and community leaders for giving him the opportunity to serve, the former speaker promised that he would continue to support governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello and the party candidate.