Independent Campaign Council congratulates Ododo
Kogi State All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign Council has expressed readiness for any litigation from the opposition parties in the state, insisting that Kogi people voted for a united state.
Addressing journalists, yesterday, in Lokoja, Spokesperson and Director of Media and Publicity, Kingsley Femi Fanwo, said every vote the APC secured in Kogi East represented hundreds of voters, who were harassed, injured and even had their houses burnt for their political beliefs.
His words: “You are the true heroes of democracy. Those who waged terrorism on our democracy out of desperation to make the impossible possible are today moving from one TV station to another to cry foul and create a contrary impression, when unbiased observers from far and near have described the election as the freest and most peaceful since the creation of Kogi. This is the height of desperation to distract our common attention from the heist they committed.”
He pointed out that it is laughable for a candidate, who claimed to win only in his zone to be crying foul and calling for the cancellation of the results of the areas where he was massively rejected.
According to him, it is akin to a student who scored 20 per cent in a test to call for the cancellation of the 80 per cent he missed to make him score 100 per cent, saying: “It is ludicrous, pedestrian, senseless and a dubious attempt to deactivate justice and fairness.
“In the last 48 hours, the social media have been awash with mutilated and manipulated result sheets in favour of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), where the original results were rewritten by those who are now coming to equity with soiled hands. Their ethnocentric Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is already writing essays to convince them to hire him for tribunal cases.”
MEANWHILE, the Independent Campaign Council (ICC) of the Ododo/Joel Campaign Organisation has congratulated Ahmed Ododo, the governor-elect of Kogi as well as his deputy, Joel Oyibo.
Ododo APC was declared winner of the November 11, 2023 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), having polled 446,237 to win the election.
ICC, in a statement entitled ‘The Storm Is Over’ signed by Director of Media, Jacob Edi, described Ododo’s victory as authoritative, going by the number of votes he secured in the keenly contested election to beat his opponents.
It, therefore, called on other contestants to join 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.