Governor Sanwo-Olu stated that Uzodimma’s election victory is evidence that the public has accepted his administration, which has had a positive effect on people’s lives during his first term in office, in a congratulatory message sent yesterday by his chief press secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile.
He added that the people of Imo State should be commended for fulfilling their civic duty and for voting against all odds for the APC government headed by Governor Uzodimma.
Additionally, Sanwo-Olu praised President Bola Tinubu for establishing fair conditions for the Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa gubernatorial elections.
Given the results of the Imo governorship election and the governorship contests in Kogi and Bayelsa states, he said the president should be commended for strengthening democracy and the electoral process in Nigeria.
Sanwo-Olu emphasized that the APC will continue to act in Nigerians’ best interests in accordance with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope program, saying that Governor Uzodinma’s victory is a glaring example of the party’s continued status as the preferred choice among Nigerians.
He said, “I congratulate my brother and the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Governor Hope Uzodinma, for emerging victorious in Saturday’s gubernatorial election. I am glad that Governor Hope Uzodinma was returned by the good people of Imo State after a convincing victory over his opponents as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the poll.
“Governor Hope Uzodinma’s re-election affirms his administration’s good performance in the last four years. I believe strongly that he was re-elected because he delivered beyond the expectations of the Imo people during his first term.
“The APC candidate’s victory across the 27 local government areas in Imo State with over 400,000 vote margin against his main opponent is a confirmation of the trust and belief of the people in the APC-led administration in Imo State, having benefitted immensely from the various people-oriented programmes of his administration.
“The real winners at the end of the day are citizens of Imo State because they have re-elected a “talk and do” governor. The victory is well deserved. It is an assurance to us that the APC government at the state and national levels is doing something right. We know there are areas of improvement and we are determined to ensure that we give Nigerians the best they deserve.”