From AMEDU JOSEPH, Lokoja

The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya  Bello has lauded the people of the state for returning him  to Lugard House, in last Saturday’s governorship election by voting massively for him.

The governor described his reelection as victory for true democracy and vowed to reciprocate the gesture by improving on his previous performance to provide the people with the needed democracy dividends.

The governor in a statement by his Director General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo on the sideline of INEC declaration of the APC candidate as winner of the poll, said the governor is now spurred to do more.

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 earned their confidence.

“We urged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to act to exemplifies 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.”

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