Yakubu Murtala Ajaka Ajaka is a household name in Kogi state. He has demonstrated a great work ethic, confidence, and a ‘can-do spirit.’
When the global pandemic hit us, like the recent catastrophic floods that caused mass displacements and humanitarian crises, many families had to leave quickly before the water got too high to wade through. Murtala Ajaka showed more courage than most of the political class. He opened his door to the ravaging communities.
As the flood continued, Koton Karfe, the headquarters of Kogi Local Government, was hit – followed by Ajaokuta, Ibaji, Lokoja, Idah, Ofu, Omala, Bassa, and Igalamela. Murtala Ajaka, in his usual way, hurriedly set aside over 70 Million Naira to be distributed across the affected local government areas.
As the 2023 election draws near, Murtala Ajaka has become a team player and supported all his party’s candidates. He has openly supported all the APC candidates to win the forthcoming elections, from Senatorial to House of Representatives to Assembly members.
Murtala Ajaka took delivery of 42 branded APC cars to EASE the campaign movement of the APC. This shows that the quest to rescue and reposition Kogi’s state for greatness is a collective project.
Murtala Ajaka is a man with an open heart and a cheerful giver. Society never forgets those who give back to it. Thus, the All Progressives Congress APC must go for a candidate who, aside from politics, has deployed his resources to better the people’s lives.
Yakubu Ajaka is the MAN to HIRE after eight successful years of Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello. We can’t desire a better KOGI state and not talk about Ajaka. He is the next big thing coming out of Kogi state, a humble young man with character and the face of the new Kogi that we all clamour for. Ajaka has the experience, the qualifications, the will, the mental and physical strength, the vision, and the charisma.
The 2023 Gubernatorial election is based on numbers – only a popular candidate can win Kogi for APC.
What spurred Alhaji Murtala Ajaka more into the race ahead of 2023 is his penchant for helping humanity due to what God has done for him. Above everything that God has done, this government of APC has opened the way for him to see endless opportunities. He wants to use these opportunities to invest in humanity and give back to society.
As Yahaya Adoza Bello searches for a successor come, November 11, 2023, many factors must be considered. These include the aspirants’ political antecedents, pedigree, philanthropic efforts, and previous contributions to the development of the state and the party – APC.
Murtala Ajaka is for the people. A government that flourishes is that which flows from the people. Any society where leadership is installed by means other than the people is on its way to failure.
I am confident with INEC’s BVAS, if strictly adhered to – with Murtala Ajaka on the ballot for the Kogi Governorship election come 2023, Ajaka stands unbeatable. Kogi APC will have no trouble coasting home to victory before midday on election day.
We should all stand and support Murtala Ajaka, who has all the credentials. Only a candidate with such credentials will win the election properly. Murtala Ajaka is the person who fits into this.
We must not make the mistake of selling to the people an unpopular figure. A candidate unknown in all the senatorial zones will do more harm than good to the party’s prospects. The APC must also look for a candidate with significant antecedents. We need a candidate with good character. Murtala Ajaka, for instance, eats, dines, and wines with the oppressed, the less privileged, and the high and mighty in society. Many people attest to this.
I have followed the activities of Murtala Ajaka toward the less privileged, and they are edifying. He has quietly assisted many in life-threatening cases of health challenges. At a point when he received a message that the transformer powering communities in some local government in Kogi state had packed up. He took time to assess the situation personally – and urgently replaced them. He has built houses for the poor. He identifies with the poor and the lowly. He has not excluded the rich; his friendship cuts across the poor and rich. He has identified with the governments, states, and federal. He is a good man in all senses of definition.
Therefore, the APC should consider such personalities in making a choice. The APC must present a candidate who has, over time, consistently proved himself to have the best of intentions for the state genuinely. There are so many commendations from our Royal fathers on this man, called Yakubu Murtala Ajaka, the national publicity secretary of APC.
What does this say about zoning? My next article will be centred on zoning.