Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated the Kogi State All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Ahmed Usman Ododo, on his victory at Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, who was a member of the APC National Campaign Council for the Kogi State Governorship election, described Ododo’s landslide victory as a testament to the good work the Governor Yahaha Bello-led APC administration has done in Kogi State.
In a congratulatory message issued on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu said Ododo’s victory is well deserved and a clear manifestation that the APC remains the party of choice for Nigerians at the local, state and federal levels.
Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the people of Kogi State, particularly the electorate for trooping out to perform their civic responsibility and for defying all odds to vote for the APC governorship candidate across the state.
He said: “I congratulate Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo for emerging victorious in the Saturday’s gubernatorial election and returned as the duly elected governor to continue the good work of Governor Yahaya Bello.
“The landslide victory of Ododo with over 180,000 votes against his major opponent showed that Kogi people know what is right and they have done what is right by voting for the APC candidate for continuity of good work in the State.
“Ododo’s victory is a clear indication that the APC and its government under the able leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello have delivered beyond expectations of the people of Kogi State. I, therefore, believe it was only natural for the citizens to reciprocate by voting for our party.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu also praised President Bola Tinubu for creating a level playing ground for all the governorship candidates in the Saturday gubernatorial election in Kogi State.
“I appreciate the leader of our party, President Bola Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima; APC National Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, my colleagues and other APC leaders, especially members of the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led National Campaign Council for Kogi State Governorship election, for working tirelessly for the victory of our party in the Saturday governorship poll,” he said.