November Guber Polls: President Tinubu Appeals For Free, Fair Elections

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja.

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appealed to all candidates participating in the November 11 gubernatorial polls in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States as well as the electorate to ensure free and fair elections.

President Tinubu made the appeal at the presentation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag to the standard-bearers in the upcoming elections.

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He presented the party flags to Chief Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State; Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, who is seeking a second term in office, and Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo of Kogi State.

“All I am pleading for is for free and fair elections. I believe we will do well,” he appealed. 

President Tinubu expressed optimism about the party’s chances of victory in the off-season elections, highlighting the hard work and records of the candidates, as well as the collective efforts of party officials, members of the APC National Working Committee, and the APC National Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje.

He said the collective efforts of the party men inspired his optimism about the forthcoming elections.

”I want to thank the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, who is working hard to ensure a handover to our candidate, Usman Ododo.

“We are happy to have Hope Uzodinma, the great hope of our party and chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum.

Timipre Sylva, congratulations on what you have achieved as a former governor and former minister.

We are all facing this crusade for democracy, particularly in this time of elections.

“It is our hope, and we have Hope Uzodinma as a candidate, that we will always come out victorious.

I want to thank the active national leadership of our party, the National Working Committee, and our hardworking chairman. He is doing a good job, and I thank him very much, President Tinubu said.

The APC national chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, commended the president for endorsing the candidates and for taking time out of his busy schedule to present the flags to them.

Addressing journalists on behalf of the APC candidates in the November 11 governorship election, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State said that the party flag bearers had campaigned across the states, describing the APC as the party to beat in the governorship polls.