Tinubu congratulates Uzodinma, Diri, Ododo over electoral victories

President Bola Tinubu congratulated Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state, as well as Governor-elect, Usman Ododo of Kogi state over their respective victories in the Saturday, November 13, governorship elections.

President Tinubu also commended the electorate in the three states for their participation in the electoral process, affirming the resilience of democratic institutions and the power of the people in shaping the nation’s political landscape.

According to a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu said the outcomes of the elections reflected the wishes of the people, emphasizing that democracy thrives when voters reward competence, transparency, and good governance.

While expressing gratitude to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for working assiduously to create a level playing field for all contestants and the nation’s security agencies for maintaining law and order during the elections, the president affirmed the need for a sustained commitment to all efforts aimed at further sanitizing the electoral system and enhancing the credibility of future elections.


The statement said: “With the conclusion of the election processes, President Tinubu anticipates a renewed sense of hope for the people of Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states, as well as consolidation on progress that will 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, President Tinubu asks the victors to prioritize the common good of the people over partisan interests.”

President Tinubu, however, concluded by wishing the victors well, saying, “May your tenure in office be defined by close collaboration with all of your counterparts across party lines in the attainment of pan-Nigerian developmental achievements that benefit everyone, and may you lead at all times with compassion and a deepened commitment to our nation’s unity.”


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