Hon. Funsho Olumoko: A Pitcher Of Victory For APC In The Just Concluded Kogi Guber Election
By Martins Mejabi
In a widespread acceptance and unprecedented swift, the just-concluded Governorship election in Kogi State witnessed a triumphant match for the All Progressives Congress (APC), especially in Kogi West.
The strategic game changing Influence in the victory of Alhaji Usman Ododo in Kogi West was stunned with the enigmatic appearance of Hon. Funsho Olumoko in the APC Campaign train, even as the Director General Kogi West APC Campaign Council for Ododo/Joel.
The influential figure in the personality of Hon. Funsho Olumoko was ultimately discerning. And this potential instinct was displayed for the formidability of APC resounding victory all the way. Without gainsaying, his diplomatic and humanistic prowess was impressive to drive approaches, tactics and methodologies that were practically invoked at collating a unified efforts which garnered excellent fortification for APC’s Ododo victory in Kogi West particularly.
It has never been achieved in the history of Kogi election for Kogi West to have this enigmatic collaboration for landslide victory with 6 out of 7 Local Government areas won for the rulling All Progressive Congress (APC), not even when three out of the gubernatorial candidates are from Kogi West Senatorial District: Senator Dino Melaye of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Elder Leke Abejide of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Olayinka Braimoh of Action Alliance (ADC) respectively.
Despite that, APC in an uncompromising margin flaws it’s rival political parties as follows:
* Kabba-Bunu: APC pulled 12,376.00 leaving wide margin of about 4,000 against it’s closest rival PDP which has 8,566.00 votes.
* Ijumu: APC – 10, 524.00; PDP which is the closest rival scored 6,909.00 votes. Also with roughly 4,000 marginal votes difference. This is a Local government of Senator Dino Melaye of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
* Mopa Amuro: APC pulled 5,007.00 beats it’s closest rival ADC which has 2,027.00
* Lokoja: APC – 19, 105.00; SDP – 10,380.00 votes. Having a corresponding mass of roughly 9,000 votes difference.
* Kogi/Koto: APC – 14,769.00; SDP – 8,441.00.
* Yagba West: APC – 7,969.00; ADC – 4,556.00
* Yagba East: APC – 7,096.00; ADC -7,453.00 votes. This is Leke Abejide’s Local government area where APC almost swept all.
Recalled his emboldened courage and flexibility during the weeks-long APC campaign, Hon. Funsho Olumoko was very engendering, going through for meetings in the marrows of the deepest dark, consulting, pacifying the aggreved members of APC and as well deployed logistics to all the nooks and crannies of Kogi West senatorial district.
In that impressive engagements with critical who’s who, Funsho Olumoko was also able to navigate the critical and terrible terrains of primordial sentiments, in desensitivized political settings and other conflicting interest – looking at variance in culture of the political system and individuals differences to the process of electioneering to give APC an edge in Kogi West is worthwhile.
His unique presence in the party gave an impressive high point for the groundbreaking launch, offers invaluable insights and provide a stanbic reference to his resume. Beyond paper, the just concluded governorship election in Kogi State and particularly, the results in Kogi West has shown a renowned pedigree of Hon. Funsho Olumoko and has shower a veritable opportunity for the government of Alhaji Usman Ododo to compliment his unwavering carrying-capacity in the content of his ability and strength with the position of SSG to the new government, when sworn in.
The above submission is far from his intent, nevertheless, in recognition of his potential harness, will do the incoming government a great exploit when such wealth in the magnitude order of his astuteness, intelligence and foresight is consider for well-round management involvement and campaign for good governmental functions.
Hon. Funsho Olumoko is a force in Kogi State and particularly in Kogi West. He has leveraged some concerted efforts, attributing a triumphant leap in the historical antecedent in that DG’ship position, wherefore, cristal a progressive performance and carve a perspective inch in the esteem scope and context of politics, even beyond 2023 Kogi Guber Poll in the state.
He gave a maximum amount of courage to the people of the West to look back again, believing if there will be a good thing(s) from – Nazareth; considering the prevailing squalor the residents of Kogi has experienced in the hands of the government of the day.
Hon. Funsho Olumoko’s collaborative effort to get it done, made a fostering environment that encouraged campaign creativities. He also entrusted individuals with unique talents to contribute at the level of individuals and collectively, which brought a remarkable assurance that boasted a re-considered acceptance for All Progressive Congress (APC) to the significant and unprecedented results oriented in the victory recorded by the APC in Kogi West and Kogi State in general.
He undoubtedly deployed a strategic campaign management team in all Local government areas of the western senatorial district with en masse united efforts to game-changed what is seen as expected results.
Therefore, “the victory APC got in the governorship election in all the 7 Local government areas that made up of Kogi West is an unprecedented grand-strategy and fireworks system of an exceptional leadership prowess of Hon. Funsho Olumoko. And of course, the governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello must have earlier foreseen a progressive play store and inventory worthwhile in Olumoko to have made him a DG Kogi West APC Campaign Council for the 2023 election.
APC’s victory would have not been possible without his commitment, unwavering support and the enduring legacy of his past antecedents as a grassroot politician who have carved an inch for himself.
For APC, the like of Hon. Funsho Olumoko is a strong pillar upon which subsequent election breakthrough can be achieved for APC.
Who knows maybe he’s gonna be the first Okun man to become governor of Kogi state after Usman Ododo’s tenure expiration? who knows???