The United Progressive Political Parties, UPPP, has appealed to Kogi State governor-elect, Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman, to unite the state
The Chairman of UPPP, Alhaji Idirisu Bala, made the call while addressing newsmen on Monday on the outcome of the November 11 governorship election in Kogi State.
Stressing that “united we stand and divided we fall”, he noted that UPPP is made up of progressive political parties that believe in progressivism, whose aims and objectives is to see the Kogi agenda thrive irrespective of political party affiliation.
The group equally urged the governor-elect to extend a hand of fellowship to all the political parties that participated in the election.
He said, “We congratulate the winner of the just concluded November 11th, 2023 gubernatorial election in Kogi State, Alh Ahmed Usman Ododo the candidate of APC.We are using this medium to congratulate INEC to have painstakingly followed the processes of conducting the most freesiest, credible and transparent, election since 1999 Democratic governance
“This election is substantially in compliance with the electoral laws, and the electoral umpires has followed the electoral guidelines as amended, this election is unequivocally devoid of any iorta of sentiments, agenda sitting or ethnicity, inec announced the result after due deligent collation of results from all local government areas of Kogi State and we make bold to say that this election is free, fair and credible and therefore acceptable to us
“Our appeal to all the political parties especially the APC is to be magnanimous in Victory by demonstrating the policy of all inclusive governance as examplified by our distinguished president His Excellency Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“We shall not forget in a hurry to commend His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello for his dexterity, and doggedness for providing leadership in all ramifications, posterity will not forget you.
“We salute all our security agencies standing tall in your assignment for neutrality in the monitoring of this election devoid of intimidation, conspiracy with any arm of the ruling power to pervade injustice, without you democracy can not thrive, Congratulations for this show of professionalism.
“Furthermore, our passionate appeal is to all the stakeholders that participated in the quest to rule the state to please exercise restraints for the peace of kogites, since without peace, there’s no development.
“We are not ignorant of fact that some are aggrieved but nobody should take the law into his/her hands, as a law abiding citizen there are various ways of ventilating all grievances. All political party candidates should also come together to build a Kogi of our dream where ethnicity, religion and sectionalism has no place.”