A football championship sponsored by Otunba Olayinka Braimoh, the Action Alliance candidate in the November 11th governorship election in Kogi State, has commenced across the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.
The football competition tagged Kogi Unity Football Match, started on December 8 at the Ankpa township stadium between Ankpa and Olamaboro LGAs.
The match, which ended in a penalty shootout, saw the Ankpa team thrashing their neighbors, Olamaboro FC by 4 goals to 2.
The competition is currently in the knockout stage across the three senatorial districts, and the final match will hopefully take place in Lokoja, the state capital, before the end of the year.
The Media Adviser to the Governorship Candidate, Musa Olumuyiwa in a statement said “As contained in the STAT Agenda of the Action Alliance candidate, whose mantra has been “I Will Make You Happy,” Otunba Olayinka Braimoh’s main focus is to do everything humanly possible to bring unparalleled happiness and unity of purpose to the state, and he will stop at nothing to achieve this.
The statement further reads “In spite of his bitter experience regarding the November 11 governorship election, he sees football as a major promoter of peace and unity across the world and decided to sponsor the Kogi Unity Football Match, which aims not just to celebrate the spirit of football but to primarily strengthen the bonds among the diverse communities in Kogi State.
“Through this competition, the state will witness the prowess of its local government football teams, promoting a sense of pride and unity across regions.
He adds that “Otunba Olayinka Braimoh is a symbol of love, peace, and unity. This is why he should be encouraged to take the state out of its present precarious existence and into the promised land.