The Independent Campaign Council (ICC) of the Ododo/Joel Campaign Organization has congratulated Ahmed Usman Ododo, the newly elected governor of Kogi State and his deputy, Joel Oyibo.
Ododo of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was declared winner of the November 11, 2023 gubernatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Ododo obtained 446,237 votes to win the election.
The ICC, in a statement signed by its Media Director, Jacob Edi, on Monday, described Ododo’s victory as authoritative by the number of votes he obtained in the hotly contested election to defeat his opponents.
The ICC therefore called on Mr Ododo’s co-contenders to join hands with the governor-elect to build the state for greater progress and development, insisting that the interest of the state supersedes any sectional or individual interest.
The group also praised Governor Yahaya Bello whose tireless efforts it said achieved a peaceful election against the predictions of political opponents.
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“Equally worthy of praise are the good people of Kogi State who behaved to ensure violence-free elections,” Mr Edi said.
The CPI urged Governor-elect Ododo to take urgent steps to unite the state, harness the abundant human and material resources of the state and implement his plans to develop the state to consolidate the progress made so far by the Governor Bello-led administration. . .