On November 13, 2023, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President of the Ninth Senate, extended warm congratulations to Governor Hope Uzodinma for his successful re-election in Imo State and to Ahmed Usman-Ododo, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, for securing victory in the Kogi State governorship election held over the weekend.
In a statement released by his media aide, Ezrel Tabiowo, Lawan attributed the success of both candidates to the unwavering dedication, commitment, and passion displayed by them and their supporters within the APC.
Describing Uzodinma and Usman-Ododo’s wins as a testament to the robustness of the nation’s democracy and the influential voice of the people, Lawan expressed his excitement, stating, “I am thrilled to learn of the victory of Governor Hope Uzodinma and Ahmed Usman-Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Imo and Kogi Governorship elections.”
Acknowledging the people of Imo and Kogi for entrusting leadership to the APC, Lawan commended the hard work and dedication of the candidates, their teams, and party members who contributed tirelessly to the success of the APC. He also expressed gratitude to the voters for their active participation, emphasizing the strength of democracy and the power of the people to make their voices heard.
As the celebrations unfold, Lawan urged a renewed commitment to good governance, transparency, and inclusive development in Imo and Kogi states. He assured that the APC, fueled by the commitment and passion witnessed during the elections, would work tirelessly to fulfill its promises and advance the states on the path of progress and prosperity.
Lawan concluded by emphasizing the APC’s determination to deliver on its mandate and build a better future for all residents of Imo and Kogi, expressing heartfelt thanks to the people for their trust and confidence in the APC.