[Press Release] The Independent Campaign Council , ICC, of the Ododo/Joel Campaign Organisation congratulates Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo, the newly elected governor of Kogi state, as well as his deputy, Mr. Joel Oyibo.
Ododo of the All Progressive Congress, APC, was declared winner of the November, 11, 2023 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Ododo polled 446, 237 to win the election.
ICC, in a statement signed by Jacob EDI, Director of Media, describes Ododo’s victory as authoritative, going by the number of votes he secured in the keenly contested elections to beat his opponents.
ICC therefore call on Ododo’s co-contestants to join hands with the governor elect to build the state for more progress and development, insisting that the interest of the state supersedes any sectional, or individual interest.
ICC commends governor Yahaya Bello, whose untiring efforts brought about a peaceful election as against the prediction of political opponents.
Equally worthy of commendation are the good people of Kogi state who conducted themselves to ensure a violence-free election.
ICC urge governor-elect, Alhaji Ododo, to take urgent steps to unite the state, harness the abundant human and material resources in the state and roll out his plans to develop the state to consolidate on the gains of Governor Bello.