APC’s Ododo, Deputy, Receives Certificate Of Return From INEC | READ MORE
Usman Ododo (APC), the winner of the Saturday, November 11, 2023 governorship election in Kogi state, and his deputy, Joel Salifu, have received their certificates of rerun from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The governor and deputy governor elect, received their certificates at the INEC headquarters in Lokoja, the state capital on Friday.
The Certificates were presented by the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC, Gabriel Longpet.
Ododo was declared winner after polling 446,237 votes to defeat his closest rival, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who polled 259,052 votes while Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scored 46,362 votes.
Speaking shortly after receiving his certificate, the Governor-Elect assured the people that he would make good his campaign promise to build on the sterling achievements of Governor Yahaya Bello while preserving the unity of the state.
He expressed appreciation to the people of the state for the overwhelming support he enjoyed at the polls, describing it as a consolidation of the strength and unity of the Kogi State.
“My administration will be committed to sustaining the youth and women empowerment programs of the present administration. My resolve to provide employment for our teeming youths and ensure that education occupies the front burner of our administration remains unchanged.
“My victory at last Saturday’s election is a victory for all. We will run an all-inclusive administration, where everyone, irrespective of tribe, religion, and political affiliation, will be carried along” Ododo stated.
The presentation of the certificates of return was witnessed by Governor Yahaya Bello, who urged the people of the State to join hands with Ododo in building a greater Kogi State.
”The election has come and gone and a winner has emerged. I call on the people of the State to work towards the unity and togetherness our administration has achieved,” he said.