Governors elect of Kogi and Imo State, Usman Ododo and Hope Uzodinma, have officially presented their Certificates of Return to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
They were presented to the Party leader, President Tinubu by the Chairman of All Progressives Congress Party, Abdullahi Ganduje .
Speaking to Journalists on Friday at the State House after the presentation, the Governors elect stated that the presentation of the certificates to the party leader, President Tinubu was in recognition of the leadership and guidance he has demonstrated since he emerged as the President of the country.
Speaking on his victory for the second term in office, the Governor of Imo State, Mr. Hope Uzodinma said his victory at the November 11 polls further validates the victory of President Tinubu at the nation’s presidential election and the growing popularity of the All Progressives Congress Party by Nigerians.
“You recall that in the election of November 11, our great party ,APC that is growing in popularity came out successfully in Kogi state and Imo State and you know that the leader of the party is the President and it is our tradition that after we have received our certificate of returns in an off cycle elections like that of Imo, Kogi states we should come to honour him by presenting the certificate to him.
“Our victory at the polls shows that Nigerians are still very happy with the APC, Nigerians voted en-mass for the President and this victory validates this claim through the voters in Kogi state and Imo state.
“So, we have come to honour the President and also use the opportunity to thank him for the support and advise the wisdom he imparted on us and achievements he has recorded since he became the President which most of us leverage on to be able to convince the voters to vote for us.”
Speaking on the party’s victory in Kogi state, Governor elect, Usman Ododo said his mandate is for the people of Kogi State, he assured of his readiness to serve the people.
“Through the campaign processes we have met our stakeholders, the mandate is for the people and such we are coming to serve the people we must consult with them. We thank PBAT for the good he has done for the people.
Ododo further stated that the Nov. 11 governorship election in Imo and Kogi states reflected the growth of the party.
“The election in the two states shows that our party has moved from the old dark days to the new world order. Kogi state and Imo people know what is right for them and they have done what is right for them.”
Incumbent Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello assured that he will not interfere in the administration of Usman Ododo as the Governor of Kogi State.
“I had GYB administration and nobody dictated to me, the people were satisfied with me. This will be Ododo Ahmed Usman’s administration, whether good or bad he will carry his own cross.
Governor Bello implored Kogi state citizens to join hands with the incoming goverment so as to ensure that Kogi citizens benefit from the Renewed Hope Agenda of the federal government.