The Gubernatorial ambition of a former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Usman Jibrin popularly known as Akpabana on Tuesday received a massive boost as thousands of ecstatic supporters trooped out to receive him at Abejukolo, headquarters of Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Usman, who is the candidate of the Accord Party in the Kogi State Governorship election holding in November, arrived the historical town as part of his Ward to Ward consultations was visibly overwhelmed by the mammoth crowd of supporters.

Addressing them, Admiral Usman promised to restore the glory of the ancient town of Abejukolo by ensuring that the town is reconnected to the national grid, saying that the restoration of electricity will also boost smallholder businesses in the town.

On the deplorable state of the township roads, he said the town deserves more than what it has experienced under the current administration and promised to make the rehabilitation one of his priority projects when he assumes office as Governor.

Visibility touched by the level of insecurity experienced in the local government, the Accord Party candidate also promised to use his wealth of experience to ensure the return of safety and security to enable indigenes to resume their normal social and economic activities, especially farmers who have been displaced by invaders.

On the economic front, Admiral Jibrin Usman, who described himself as an adopted son of Omala Local Government, given his close relationship with many prominent sons of the area, promised to ensure that normal banking activities which were disrupted by insecurity, are restored to the local government.

To the applause of the crowd, the retired Naval Chief announced that on assumption of office as Governor, he’ll commence the construction of the Bagana-Oweto road to connect to the new Abuja Highway.

On rural roads and electrification, he assured the people of Omala that he’ll also resume the rehabilitation of the Abejukolo – Ankpa Road, construction of Abejukolo -Okpotala – Bagaji – Agojeju Odo roads. He also listed Ogodu, Olla, Ibado, Akpacha, Agbenema, Okpotala, Bagaji, Bagana and Agojeju Odo as communities that’ll benefit from his rural electrification programme.

Speaking at the occasion, a prominent indigene of the local government, and retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Abdulsalam Iyaji assured the Accord Party candidate of the massive support of the local government during the November election, as he stands head and shoulders above other candidates in the election.

He said Omala Local Government has suffered untold neglect in the last eight years and the people were ready to take their destiny in their hands by voting for a tested and trusted candidate who has identified in Admiral Jibrin Usman.


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