Recall Ododo won in 13 of the 21 local government areas in the States scoring a total of 446,237 votes.
Kogi Governor-Elect, Usman Ododo has celebrated his victory in Saturday’s election by drinking garri.
According to him, he drank garri in to survive in school.
Recall that he defeated other candidates to emerge as winner of the governorship election.
Residents in solidarity with the Kogi governor-elect were seen singing his praises with placards that read: “Kogi Has Decided”, “Kogi State Agenda”, and “Kogi State Election Was Peaceful”, among others.
The solidarity walk started from Ganaja Junction through to Government House, Lokoja where the incumbent governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello resides.
A statement congratulating the governor-elect reads:
“On behalf of the youths of Kogi State, we want to affirm that indeed, Saturday 11th November Governorship election in Kogi is the most peaceful, credible, free and fair election in the history of election in Kogi State. We are all out today to thank President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for creating an enabling environment for a free and fair election in Kogi State. We must also appreciate INEC for being very professional in their conduct during the election.
“Let’s also use this opportunity to congratulate His Excellency, Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman, our Governor-Elect on his victory and we urged him to consolidate on the numerous achievements of Governor Yahaya Bello, particularly in the area of Youths, Women, and People Living with Disabilities involvement and engagement in governance.
“Finally, we want to congratulate Kogites for coming out in their numbers to vote for a candidate of their choice in such a peaceful and orderly manner. We promise to support Ododo to succeed even as we urge him to be fair to all irrespective of ethnic or religious belief.”
Recall the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, November 12, declared Ododo winner of the Kogi governorship election. Mr Ododo won in 13 of the 21 local government areas in the States scoring a total of 446,237 votes.