Ismail Abdulazeez Mantu Reporting
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), said the electoral feats of both Uzodimma and Ododo reinforced the fact that Nigerians are well at home with the APC and show Nigeria appreciate good governance.
Ganduje also said the victory by the APC in both states underlines Nigeria’s satisfaction with democracy dividends by Uzodimma of Imo State and the outgoing Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.
“What gladdens me about the victory of the APC in both Kogi and Imo states is that Nigerians are appreciative of good governance and they want continuity in peace and sustainable growth in their states,” he said.
He added “As a progressive party, we will always live up to our promises to deliver good governance. The people of Imo and Kogi states can be rest assured that Uzodimma would sustain his developmental strides in the state while Ododo would consolidate the enviable legacies of Governor Yahaya Bello.”
While congratulating both Uzodinma and Ododo, Ganduje urged members of the opposition political parties in both states to accept their defeat in good faith.
He noted, “You are true democrats. The truth is that we are all winners at the end of the day. Without a viable opposition, there won’t be contestations and democracy. I urge you to join hands with Governor Hope Uzodimma and the incoming governor of Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo, in the task of moving your respective states forward.
“You all fought a good battle. As the saying goes, there will always going to be another chance to test your level of acceptability among the electorate.”