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Yahaya Bello’s ex-Information Commissioner Fanwo joins Yagba Reps seat contest



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The immidiate-past Commissioner of Information in Kogi state Hon. Kingsley Fanwo, has picked Expression of Interest and nomination forms to contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representatives ticket for Yagba federal constituency.

Fanwo who had earlier resigned his appointment from Governor Yahaya Bello’s government, said if given opportunity he will do better as a lawmaker.

Speaking with newsmen after picking his nomination forms Friday in Abuja, Fanwo lauded governor Bello for the opportunity to learn under him.

“I have learnt from the best in terms of politics, in terms of administration, in terms of humanitarian service, I have learnt from the best and the best is Alhaji Yahaya Bello. You know when you look at what he has done in Kogi state, all of us are proud of his giant strides. 

“This is a man that inherited a balkanized state. A state that was divided, a state that was disunited but he came and ensured unity in the state. And apart from that, our governor has been able to ensure security in the state. 

“A state that was almost becoming a pariah state, a state that was the cesspit of kidnapping and criminalities, he has been able to put his foot down to ensure that our state today is one of the safest state in Nigeria. 

“Also when you look at prosperity, with all of his program that touched on the welfare of the good people of Kogi state, you will agree with me that he’s the best thing to have happened to the people of Kogi state.

“And that’s why we are not surprised that Nigerians are calling on him, he’s the first to pay for the expression of interest form and nomination form to become the president of Nigeria.

“When he becomes president, I am not saying if he becomes president, I am saying when he becomes president, he will ensure security, he will ensure unity and he will enthrone prosperity in our nation.”

Speaking on his plan for the Yagba West, Fanwo said: “I am contesting to represent the great people of Yagba federal constituency and when you look at People of Yagba, we are blessed with best brains in Nigeria. When you talk of the best educationist, the best in medicine, the best in engineering, you are talking of the very good poeple of Yagba, but unfortunately for us, we are not being represented in that capacity in the green Chambers. 

“I am not saying the person there now is not doing anything, he has done some good things, but the reason why I’m stepping forward is because I can do it better.

“What we are bringing is called participatory representation.  You can not represent the people you don’t know. You can not represent the people you don’t even understand. You can not represent the people that you don’t even understand the  challenges they are going through. You must know them. You must understand them before you can represent them and that is what we are bringing on board from 2023.”