President Bola Tinubu on Monday 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 urging them to prioritize governance over partisan politics.
The President in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, commended the electorate in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa for their participation in the electoral process.
The statement titled ‘President Tinubu congratulates Governors Hope Uzodimma, Douye Diri and Governor-Elect Usman Ododo on election victory.’
Tinubu in the statement said, “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 affirmed the resilience of democratic institutions and the power of the people in shaping the nation’s political landscape.
Tinubu noted that the outcome of the elections reflects the wishes of the people, saying democracy thrives when voters reward competence, transparency, and good governance.
The president, however, expressed gratitude to the INEC for working 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.
He urged INEC to sustain a commitment to all efforts aimed at further sanitizing the electoral system and enhancing the credibility of future elections.
With the election processes concluded, President Tinubu “anticipates a renewed sense of hope for the people of Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa States, as well as consolidation on progress that will position the states as hubs of peace, commerce, entrepreneurship, and prosperity in Nigeria,” Ngelale.