Jubilation in Kogi Over Emergence of APC Usman Ododo

Jubilation in Kogi Over Emergence of APC Usman Ododo

  • The youths in Kogi state have come out in their numbers to celebrate the victory of Usman Ododo, the governor-elect, in Saturday's governorship election in the state
  • They welcomed the victory of the APC candidate and painted the state capital with their jubilation
  • Ododo was declared the winner of the election on Sunday, November 12, by INEC, defeating Murtala Ajaka and Dino Melaye of the SDP and PDP

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Lokoja, Kogi - The mood in Lokoja, Kogi capital, was electrifying as residents took to the streets to celebrate the victory of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Usman Ododo.

This was contained in a statement signed by Oladele John Nihi, Kogi Youth Leader, in Lokoja, the capital city, on Monday, November 13, and made available to Legit.ng.

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Kogi youths celebrate Ododo's victory in Saturday's election Photo Credit: Oladele John Nihi
Source: Twitter

Residents in solidarity with the Kogi governor-elect were seen singing his praises with placards that read: "Kogi Has Decided", "Kogi State Agenda", "Kogi State Election Was Peaceful", among others.

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How Kogi youths celebrate APC voctory in Saturday governorship election

The solidarity walk started from Ganaja Junction through to Government House, Lokoja where the incumbent governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello resides.

"On behalf of the youths of Kogi State, we want to affirm that indeed, Saturday 11th November Governorship election in Kogi is the most peaceful, credible, free and fair election in the history of election in Kogi State. We are all out today to thank President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for creating an enabling environment for a free and fair election in Kogi State. We must also appreciate INEC for being very professional in their conduct during the election.

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"Let's also use this opportunity to congratulate His Excellency, Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman, our Governor-Elect on his victory and we urged him to consolidate on the numerous achievements of Governor Yahaya Bello, particularly in the area of Youths, Women, and People Living with Disabilities involvement and engagement in governance."

Tinubu congratulates Ododo, Uzodimma, Diri

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Governor Douye Diri of the PDP after winning the Baye;sa state governorship election.

The president also congratulated Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state and Usman Ododo, who were elected in the just concluded off-cycle election.

Tinubu then commended INEC for the level playing ground during the conduct of the election and saluted the role played by the security agencies.

Source: Legit.ng

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