It was pomp and pageantry over the weekend as thousands of All Progressives Congress supporters including the Vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and five governors converged on the ancient town of Idah to witness the flag off campaign of Governor Yahaya Bello.
The Atta Igala and the state chairman of the traditional council, Michael Ameh Oboni also used the occasion to confer chieftaincy titles on Bello, his deputy, Edward Onoja and the Secretary to the state government, Folashade Ayoade for what he called exemplary landmark achievements of the administration.
The governor who is seeking re-election, in his address, urged his supporters to work hard towards the victory of the party, saying that the party will go on door-to- door and village to village campaign so as to make sure that the APC is re-elected.
Dr kayode Fayemi, the Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State led other governors to the colourful ceremony. Some of his colleagues who graced the occasion include Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa, his Kwara State counterpart, AbdulRahman Abdulrazak , Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, and the Niger governor, Abubakar Sani Bello
Also at the rally were, the Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, former Governor of Bauchi State, Mahammed Abdullahi Abubakar, Serving Senators, House of Representatives members and the APC National Women leader, Hajiya Salamatu Baiwa and all members of the APC National Working Committee, among others.
A visibly elated vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo while presenting the APC flag to Yahaya Bello expressed surprise at the presence of a massive crowd at the ceremony and said the party’s candidate would no doubt emerge winner of the election..