President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Governors Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, and Governor-elect Usman Ododo of Kogi State on their victory in the November 11 governorship elections.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, on Monday, President Tinubu 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 to shape the nation’s political landscape.
The President said the outcome of the elections reflected the wishes of the people, emphasising that democracy thrives when voters reward competence, transparency, and good governance.
He expressed his gratitude to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for working assiduously to create a level playing field for all contestants and to the nation’s security agencies for maintaining law and order during the highly-anticipated elections.
President Tinubu also affirmed the need for a sustained commitment to all efforts aimed at further sanitising the electoral system and enhancing the credibility of future elections.
According to the statement, with the election processes concluded, the President anticipated 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.
President Tinubu asked the victors to prioritise the common good of the people over partisan interests.
“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,” President Tinubu added.