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WADA, KOGI GOV-ELECT SHOCKS SUPPORTERS, SAYS I DESERVE REST

By NBF News
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Kogi State governor-elect, Captain Idris Wada on Tuesday stunned politicians and members of the public when he declined dancing at a social function organised for him and his deputy over his victory at the poll. He said he needed to rest after a hectic campaign.

The reception held at the Government House, Lokoja few days after he was presented with certificate of return at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office, Abuja.

Pundits say the remark of the governor's elect may point to the fact that it may not be business as usual as the comment threw some political jobbers and boot lickers aback

The retired pilot expressed his disgust for the way and manner politicians besieged his residence to lobby him for one political office or the other and decided to issue the stern warning:'I want to use this opportunity to appeal to all those who still have residual issues to bury them permanently. 'I am particularly enjoining my co-aspirants to join us so that together we can all focus on good governance for our state. Today is not a day to start dancing or talking about how we want to run government and today is also not a day to start talking about appointments.

'I have been under tremendous pressure already over appointments, but let me assure our party members, the task ahead is much more complex than the campaigns. For now, my deputy and I need a break. 'I will advise all those who worked very hard during the electioneering to take a break. If truly you worked very hard, you should try and relax to get your energy back. Thank you for coming out in your large numbers.

'We draw a lot of inspirations when we see our party members and leaders around us but not about lobbying for one appointment or the other. The interest of the state should be paramount in our hearts.' Governor Ibrahim Idris said he felt a sense of fulfillment in the candidates his party presented to the electorate under his leadership and the response from the electorate who voted for them.