The Governor-elect of Kogi State, Usman Ododo, and his running mate in the election, Joel Salifu, had been presented with their Certificates of Return on Friday in Lokoja.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the presentation to the duo at the commission’s headquarters in Lokoja, the state capital.
The Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, IN, adding that Ododo was being presented the certificate, having met the constitutional requirements.
Ododo told the people that he would fulfill his campaign promise to build on the achievements of Governor Yahaya Bello, while preserving the unity of the state.
He thanked the people of the state for voting at the polls, saying it was a consolidation on the strength and unity of the the State.
Ododo promised to justify the confidence reposed in him.
“My administration will be committed to sustaining the youth and women empowerment programs of the present administration. 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.”
Governor Yahaya Bello, who was at the venue of the presentation, urged the people of the state to join hands with Ododo to build a greater Kogi State.
“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,” he said.