The Federal Commissioner for Revenue Mobilizations Allocation and Fiscal Commission from Kogi State, Hon Abdulazeez Idris King has congratulated the Governor-elect, Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo for his election victory on Sunday.
In statement issued to journalists on Monday morning, Hon Idris King, a former house of representatives member from Okene/Ogori-Magongo federal constituency, described Ododo as the golden fish and people’s choice who will consolidate on the achievement of the incumbent Governor Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello.
According to the statement, the tenure of the Governor-elect will bring about transformative change, unity and remarkable development to the people of Kogi State.
The statement reads in part “I and the good people of Okene/Ogori-Magongo federal constituency extend heartfelt congratulations to you on your well-deserved victory as the Governor-elect of Kogi State.
“Your leadership qualities, dedication, and vision for a prosperous Kogi State have resonated with the people, leading to this significant achievement. We believe that your tenure will bring positive and transformative changes to the state, and we look forward to witnessing the progress under your capable leadership.
“May your term be marked by success, unity, and progress, benefiting the people of Kogi State and contributing to the overall development of our great nation. Your victory is a victory to the common man and an eye opener.
“Once again, congratulations on this momentous occasion. Wishing you a successful and impactful tenure”.
It could be recalled that, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the Kogi State Off-Cycle Governorship Election which took place on Saturday.
INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Johnson Urama who announced the result after collation of election results from the 21 Local Government Areas of the state on Sunday night in Lokoja said Ododo won by polling a total number of 446,237 votes.
The Returning Officer said that the APC governorship candidate defeated his closest rival, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) who scored 259,052 votes.