The Independent Campaign Council of the Ododo/Joel Campaign Organisation has congratulated Alhaji Ahmed Ododo on his victory in the Kogi State governorship election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared Ododo of the All Progressives Congress the winner of the November 11 governorship election.
According to the results announced by INEC, Ododo polled 446,237 votes to emerge victorious.
In a statement signed by Media Director, Jacob Edi, on Monday, the campaign council described Ododo’s victory as authoritative based on the wide margin of votes secured to defeat other candidates.
The council called on Ododo’s opponents to join hands with the governor-elect in developing the state for progress. It stated that Kogi’s interests supersede sectional or individual interests.
The statement read, “ICC therefore calls on Ododo’s co-contestants to join hands with the governor-elect to build the state for more progress and development insisting that the interest of the state supersedes any sectional or individual interest.
“ICC also commended outgoing governor Yahaya Bello, for ensuring a peaceful election, contrary to predictions. It equally praised Kogi residents for their orderly conduct during the polls.
“ICC commends Governor Yahaya Bello whose untiring efforts brought about a peaceful election as against the prediction of political opponents. Equally worthy of commendation are the good people of Kogi state who conducted themselves to ensure a violence-free election.”
The campaign council urged Ododo to swiftly unite the state, harness resources and consolidate development gains.
“ICC urges governor-elect, Alhaji Ododo, to take urgent steps to unite the state, harness the abundant human and material resources in the state and roll out his plans to develop the state to consolidate on the gains of Governor Bello,” the statement added.
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