The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was praised by the Kogi Traditional Council of Chiefs for the free, fair, and credible handling of the state’s governorship election on November 11.
During a visit to Governor Yahaya Bello on Wednesday, the Council, led by the Atta Igala, His Royal Majesty, Mathew Alaji-Opaluwa, presented the commendation.
According to Alaji-Opaluwa, the purpose of the visit was to celebrate the poll victory and the orderly conduct of the election with the governor and the governor-elect, Alhaji Usman Ododo.
Oba Solomon Owoniyi, the Obaro of Kabba, represented him. He stated that the Council had warned against fake news and emphasized the importance of a peaceful election during meetings with stakeholders prior to the poll, adding that the efforts had paid off.
Additionally, Owoniyi stated that the people of Okunland were determined to pick a governor who would build upon Bello’s accomplishments.
He pleaded on Bello to keep working to fortify the state’s unity among its citizens.
Since assuming office, the governor has been praised by him for promoting harmony and tranquility throughout the state.
In response, Bello thanked the traditional leaders for their prayers and contributions to the election’s orderly conduct.
The governor underscored the importance of cooperation among interested parties for the sake of the state as a whole, noting that while politics typically ends with elections, progress and sound governance do not.
Regardless of political background, he emphasized the significance of making sure that the state’s government is felt in every section of the state.
In order to defeat the other contenders, Ododo received 446,237 votes, according to INEC, which declared him the election’s winner. In NAN