Kogi state governorship aspirant, Alhaj Yakubu Murtala Ajaka has commended the people of the state for their peaceful conduct during Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Ajaka also commended Kogi electorate for voting en masse for the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and National Assembly candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was on Wednesday morning declared the winner of the election in national collation centre, Abuja, having polled a total of 240,751 votes to defeat other candidates in the Presidential election held across the 21 local government areas of Kogi state on Saturday.
From the presidential elections result from Kogi state, the APC candidate was trailed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) with 145,104 and 56,217 votes respectively.
Yakubu Murtala Ajaka described the APC victory as a reflection of the love and the generality of the people for Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu and the party.
Ajaka said he owed the Kogi electorate a debt of gratitude for standing with the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and all the National Assembly candidates at the election.
He also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the efficiency demonstrated during the election, which he said was an improvement in previous elections.
“Special thanks to Kogites for their peaceful conduct during Saturday’s election and for supporting and ensuring victory for our Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and all our Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates.
“The Kogi electorate have continued to conduct themselves in a very peaceful and honorable manner and this election was another remarkably peaceful outing.
“I thank you all for voting massively for Asiwaju Tinubu and all our candidates as promised.
“We also thank INEC for the remarkable improvement in the conduct of the election. The security agencies were also superb in their conduct and deserve our commendation.
“Special thanks to all our traditional rulers, religious leaders, political leaders, union leaders, leaders of associations, leaders of professional groups, market leaders, artisans, and all political party leaders for ensuring that our state remains peaceful during and after the election. You are the real winners,” Ajaka added.