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What Tinubu discussed with Uzodinma, Yahaya Bello and APC leaders (Photos)

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has advised governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to always put the interests of the people first and work for the good of their states.

Governor Hope Uzodimma, President Bola Tinubu and Abdullahi Ganduje

Speaking when he received the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello; the returning Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma; and Governor-elect of Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo, in Abuja, the President on Friday expressed satisfaction over the outcome of the elections, which he described as free, fair and peaceful.

He said: “You worked hard for this victory. I am very proud of you, but the real challenge has only just begun and it will stare you in the face. That is the challenge of good governance. Make sure everyone gets involved. You are now the servants of the people. To God be all the glory for the victories, and may God guide you.

“Once the people of Nigeria and their concerns are the center of your plans and actions, not only will governance be easier for you, but you will also increase the value of your states and the masses of the people will have new opportunities to grow and grow. enjoy a new standard of living. This must be your main focus as governors, but especially as governors elected on the platform of our great party.

“Two out of three isn't a bad way to start. We will not just focus on winning the elections, but on delivering results for the people. They are sovereign, and if we achieve what we promise, the voters will respect us. We will work with you at the sub-national level, and we will uphold the strength and superior excellence symbolized by the eagle on our coat of arms.”

Governor Yahaya Bello; Kogi Governor-elect, Usman Ododo; President Bola Tinubu; and the National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje

The National Chairman of the APC, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, who led the elected governors and APC stalwarts to a meeting with President Tinubu, said the party's candidates conducted themselves with integrity during the election as directed by the President, and that the party had conceded victory to the opposition in the state Bayelsa.

“We lost the elections in Bayelsa and we admitted that in good faith. You directed that the elections should be free, fair and peaceful and it was,” Ganduje said.

On behalf of the candidates contesting the elections, the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, thanked the President for his strong and purposeful leadership at the center which enabled and energized their campaigns.

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“We won because of the leadership you showed. The country was struggling, but the economy has responded to the reforms and rapid response strategy you introduced,” he said.

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