by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The immediate past Commissioner for Information in Kogi State, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, has picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) party “Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms” to contest the House of Representatives ticket for Yagba West Federal Constituency.
Fanwo, who had earlier resigned his appointment from Gov. Yahaya Bello’s government, said, if given the opportunity to represent the constituency, he would do better as a lawmaker by improving the well-being of the people.
Speaking to newsmen after picking the forms on Friday in Abuja at the International Conference Centre, Fanwo lauded Gov. Bello for the opportunity to learn under him.
“I have learnt from the best in terms of politics, administration and humanitarian service. I have learnt from the best, and the best is Alhaji Yahaya Bello. We are all proud of him and his giant strides looking at what he has done in Kogi,” he said.
According to him, Bello inherited a balkanized state that was divided and disunited, and united it, while ensuring its security.
He said the Kogi governor had been able to put his foot down to ensure that the state was the safest in the country today, adding that, the governor had also ensured the prosperity of the people of the state by implementing programs that touched on their welfare.
“You will agree with me that he is the best thing to have happened to the people of Kogi. And that’s why we are not surprised that Nigerians are calling on him to be the country’s next president.
“When he becomes president – I am not saying, if he becomes president – he will ensure security, he will ensure unity and he will enthrone prosperity in our nation,” Fanwo said.
He noted that the people of the constituency were blessed with the best brains in Nigeria but lacked adequate representative in the Senate, saying, “Though, the current representative of the constituency in the Senate had done some good things, there was need to do more.”
Mr Kingsley Fanwo bared his mind that he was joining the race to contest the seat in 2023 election because he could do it better, saying that he would ensure participatory representation.
“You cannot represent the people you don’t know; you cannot represent the people 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,” Fanwo stressed.