Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello on Monday has insisted that the Kogi state governorship election was peaceful, free, fair and credible amidst reports of violence and ballot snatching recorded at various polling units during the election.
This was contained in a statement made available to odunews.com and signed by the Director-General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo of Kogi APC campaign organisation.
The governor described the election as a victory for true democracy.
He said, “This victory is for Kogi people that value true democracy. And we can assure that Governor Bello will not abandon his campaign slogan which expresses his desire to do more for Kogi people.
“We thank Kogites who voted for us. We also thank Kogi people who did not vote for us; they have challenged the governor to do more for them to earn their confidence.
“We urged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to exemplify the spirit of sportsmanship by accepting the verdict of Kogi people.
We also thank the party hierarchy for throwing their weight behind the governor.
“We thank the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, security operatives and other public institutions for ensuring that the election was free, fair, credible and peaceful.
“Governor Bello will do more for Kogi, Kogites will be better for it.”