Tinubu congratulates Uzodimma, Diri, Ododo on winning elections

Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, and governor-elect Usman Ododo of Kogi State, on their victory in the November 11 governorship elections.

The president commended the electorate in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa 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.

President Tinubu said in a statement on Monday by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, that the outcome of the elections reflect the wishes of the people, emphasising 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 highly-anticipated elections, Tinubu affirmed the need for a sustained commitment to all efforts aimed at further sanitising the electoral system and enhancing the credibility of future elections.

With the election processes concluded, President Tinubu said he anticipates a renewed sense of hope for the people of Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa, 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, 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,” he concluded.