By DAVID IORJA, Abuja –
President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Governors Hope Uzodinma of Imo, Douye Diri of Bayelsa and Governor-elect Usman Ododo of Kogi, on their victories in the Nov. 11 governorship elections.
The president in his congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Mr Ajuri Ngelale, also commended the electorate in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa for their participation in the electoral process.
He said the election victory affirmed the resilience of democratic institutions and the power of the people in shaping the nation’s political landscape.
He said that the outcomes of the elections reflected the wishes of the people, emphasizing that democracy thrives when voters reward competence, transparency, and good governance.
Tinubu commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for creating a level playing field for all contestants and the nation’s security agencies for maintaining law and order during the highly-anticipated elections.
The president called for a sustained commitment to all efforts aimed at further sanitizing the electoral system and enhancing the credibility of future elections.
With the election processes concluded, Tinubu anticipated a renewed sense of hope for the people of Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa States, as well as consolidation on progress that would position the states as hubs of peace, commerce, entrepreneurship, and prosperity in Nigeria.
In the spirit of fostering a harmonious and inclusive political landscape in the aforementioned states, the president urged the victors to prioritize the common good of the people over partisan interests.
“May your tenures in office be defined by close collaboration with all of your counterparts across party lines in the attainment of pan-Nigerian developmental and achievements that benefit everyone.
“May you lead at all times with compassion and a deepened commitment to our nation’s unity,” Tinubu said.