The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has appreciated President Bola Tinubu and the Independent National Electoral Commission, following his reelection in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Uzodinma who appreciated Tinubu and the INEC through a post on his X handle on Sunday, also commended the Imo electorates for their support, while extending a hand of fellowship to his running mates in the election.
In the statement on Sunday, the governor however urged other governorship candidates to join him in building and lifting the state.
Governor Uzodimma further commended security agencies for ensuring a peaceful election in the state on Saturday.
He said, “I extend a hand to my fellow contenders from other parties, urging them to join me in a united effort to build and uplift our only dear State. In the spirit of inclusivity, we will operate a government that transcends political differences for the benefit of all.
“I express profound gratitude to every member of my team, our great party and every citizen of Imo for your unwavering support. Our State is progressing because of your collective efforts.
“I commend the Independent National Electoral Commission #inecnigeria and its officials for ensuring a fair and neutral electoral process.
“A special thanks to the leader of our great party, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for his fatherly guidance throughout the electioneering period.”
Uzodimma was declared winner of the Imo governorship election, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, after he defeated other candidates including Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party, and Athan Achonu of the Labour Party, who were his major challengers in the election.