The Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) has presented Certificates of return to the Governor-Elect of Kogi State, Usman Ododo and his running mate, Joel Salifu.

The certificates of return were presented at the INEC headquarters in Lokoja, the state capital, on Friday amid jubilation by a mammoth crowd of party supporters.

Yahaya Bello Present As INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Ododo
Kogi State Governor, Ododo, Yahaya Bello and his running mate

Presenting the Certificates, the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Gabriel Longpet, said the presentation was part of the Commission’s mandate.

He said Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was being presented with the certificate having met the constitutional requirements.


The Confidence

Speaking shortly after receiving his certificate, Ododo assured the people that he would make good his campaign promise.

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He expressed appreciation to the people of the State for the overwhelming support he enjoyed at the polls.

To him, it is a consolidation of the strength and unity of the Kogi State.

Victory For All

He said, “My administration will be committed to sustaining the present administration’s youth and women empowerment programs.

My resolve to provide employment for our teeming youths and ensure that education occupies the front burner of our administration remains unchanged.


“My victory at last Saturday’s election is a victory for all. We will run an all-inclusive administration, where everyone, irrespective of tribe, religion and political affiliation, will be carried along.”

A Greater Kogi

Yahaya Bello witnessed the presentation of the certificates of return.


He urged the people of the State to join hands with Ododo in building a greater Kogi State.

He said: “The election has come and gone, and a winner has emerged.

I call on the people of the State to work towards the unity and togetherness our administration has achieved.”


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