The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented certificates of return to the Governor-Elect of Kogi State, Usman Ododo and his running mate, Joel Salifu today, November 17.
The certificates were presented at the INEC headquarters in Lokoja, the state capital amidst jubilation by a crowd of supporters.
Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the November 11 off-season governorship election in Kogi State with a wide margin, having polled 446,237 votes to defeat Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) who came second with 259,052 votes. Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scored 46,362 votes to come a distance third.
Speaking shortly after receiving his certificate, the Governor-Elect assured the people that he would make good his campaign promise to build on the sterling achievements of Governor Yahaya Bello, while preserving the unity of the state.