In a rare display of bipartisan harmony, former Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada, paid a courtesy visit to incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello on Saturday, offering high praise for his “sterling stewardship” since taking office in 2016.
Wada’s visit, aimed at commending Bello’s achievements and pledging support for the incoming administration, transcended political divides and focused on the common goal of Kogi’s well-being. Their discussions delved into the state’s affairs, from tackling governance challenges to confronting broader security concerns.
Governor Bello, welcoming Wada at his Abuja residence, acknowledged the “exemplary leadership and progressive qualities” of his predecessor. He commended Wada’s diligent efforts during his tenure, recognizing the constraints and complexities he faced, particularly within Kogi’s unique political landscape.
“Sir, I feel deeply honoured to host you,” Bello stated. “Those of us following your footsteps are proud of your statesmanship. I pray that God continues to guide you. As you know, Ododo, the Governor-elect, will need our support to succeed for the overall interest of the state. I want to thank you for this honour sir.”
Wada’s visit and Bello’s warm response signal a refreshing chapter in Kogi’s politics, where collaboration for the state’s betterment takes precedence over partisan differences. This display of mutual respect and shared commitment to Kogi’s future sends a powerful message of unity and hope to the state’s citizens.