Independent Campaign Council For Ododo’23 Congratulates Ododo/Oyinbo On Their Victory At The Poll.
Hon Benjamin Ibrahim Amodu, Director, Independent Campaign Council congratulates Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo on his election as Kogi governor. “This victory is an affirmation of your sterling leadership qualities and confirmation of your outstanding performance and delivery of the dividends of democracy to the people.”
Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 446,237 votes to defeat other candidates in the election.
The first runner-up, Muritala Ajaka Yakubu of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) polled 259,052 votes.
In his congratulatory message issued on Wednesday in Lokoja, Hon Benjamin Ibrahim Amodu commended Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo for his resilience and commitment to genuine democratic practices saying that good governance had triumphed over propaganda.
“I congratulate and rejoice with you and the people of Kogi State on your well-deserved election as the Executive Governor of Kogi.
“Your victory is a testimony of your excellent performance and an indication that our great party, the APC is firmly established in the state and accepted by the people.
“This explains why despite threats, and manipulated blackmail from enemies of your people, God took control.
“I pray for God’s wisdom to translate this victory into more tangible dividends of democracy for the people of Kogi,’’ Hon Benjamin Ibrahim Amodu stated.
“I commend INEC for providing a level playing field for all the candidates and for conducting a transparent election.
“I also commend security agencies for keeping troublemakers at bay and for ensuring peaceful conduct during the polls.
“I urge Governor-elect to be magnanimous in victory by extending his hands of fellowship to his contestants.
“He should also regard his election as a renewed mandate to build on the foundations his predecessor already laid towards improving the lives of the people of Kogi,’’ Hon Benjamin Ibrahim Amodu stated.