The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, has congratulated Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State on his re-election in Saturday’s off-cycle governorship poll.
Ganduje said this in a statement signed by Mr Edwin Olofu, his Chief Press Secretary in Abuja.
He also expressed delight at the enormous support shown by Kogi voters in choosing Ahmed Ododo as the state’s governor.
He added that the victories of both Uzodimma and Ododo demonstrated that Nigerians were comfortable with the APC.
“What gladdens me about the victory of the APC in both Kogi and Imo states is that Nigerians are appreciative of good governance and they want continuity in peace and sustainable growth in their states.
“As a progressive party, we will always live up to our promises to deliver good governance.
“The people of Imo and Kogi States can rest assured that Uzodimma would sustain his developmental strides in the state while Ododo would consolidate the enviable legacies of Gov. Bello,” he said.
While congratulating both Uzodinma and Ododo over their landmark victory, Ganduje urged members of the opposition political parties to accept their defeat in good faith.
“You are true democrats. The truth is that we are all winners at the end of the day, without a viable opposition, there won’t be contestations and democracy.
“I urge you to join hands with Uzodimma and the incoming governor of Kogi, Ahmed Ododo in the task of moving your respective states forward.
“You all fought a good battle, as the saying goes, there will always be another chance to test your level of acceptability among the electorate,” said the APC national chairman.