The Governor-elect of Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo, expressed his gratitude towards President Bola Tinubu for fostering an environment of peace and fair competition among all candidates during the recent governorship election held on Saturday.
In an official statement released on Monday, Ododo acknowledged Tinubu’s role in paving the way for his electoral victory. He also highlighted the impactful speech delivered by Vice President Kashim Shettima during the campaign flagoff, describing it as an “uncommon vista” that strengthened the party’s resolve to secure a win.
Ododo commenced his appreciation by recognizing the diverse perspectives and contributions of stakeholders who played a crucial role in shaping policies and decisions. He extended special appreciation to the national leader of the party, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for creating a conducive atmosphere for all contestants.
Expressing confidence in Tinubu’s leadership, Ododo stated, “From the moment you handed me the flag, I knew I would be successful. You remain a platform of success for millions around our nation, and our administration will work closely with the Federal Government under your leadership, just like our leader, His Excellency Alh Yahaya Bello is currently doing, to bring development to our dear state.”
The governor-elect also acknowledged the inspirational speech of Vice President Kashim Shettima and appreciated the commitment of His Excellency Dr. Umar Ganduje, the National Chairman of the party, for contributing to their success in the polls.
Furthermore, Ododo expressed deep gratitude to the incumbent Governor of Kogi State, whom he referred to as his mentor, leader, benefactor, and leadership coach. He praised the governor for leading campaigns effectively and assured him that the incoming administration would not deviate from the agenda to make Kogi State the best in Nigeria.
In conclusion, Ododo thanked all party stalwarts and leaders for their tireless efforts in achieving the collective success, pledging to tap into the wealth of experience and passion of the current governor, whom he referred to as the “Architect of modern Kogi State,” to serve the people of the state effectively.