Lagos state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated the governors-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa and Kogi states, Mr David Lyon and Yahaya Bello respectively, describing their victory at the polls as resounding.
Sanwo-Olu said this in his congratulatory message which was issued by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotosho.
This was just as the governor, praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for standing firm and the voters for performing their duty, despite the pockets of violence that characterised the elections, urging the governors-elect to be humble and extend a hand of fellowship to their opponents.
Sanwo-Olu equally urged security agents to fish out those who perpetrated violence during the elections and make them face the law.
The governor, while congratulating David Lyon for his historic victory of defeating his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Diri, after the party had ruled Bayelsa state since the country’s return to democracy in 1999, described the feat as an affirmation of the acceptance of the APC across the country, even as he thanked all stakeholders who made it possible to unseat a political party that had continuously superintended over Bayelsa for two decades.
According to him, the victory of APC in both Bayelsa and Kogi is a testimony to the acceptance of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s reforms and party’s progressive actions.
“The victory of our party’s candidates in Bayelsa and Kogi is a testimony to the acceptance of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s reforms and APC’s progressive actions,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Congratulating Governor Yahaya Bello on his re-election for a second term in office, the Governor Sanwo-Olu admired the resilience of his Kogi state counterpart, saying that the victory was an opportunity to enhance APC’s performance in the state.
He urged Bello to ensure that the voters who trooped out in their large numbers to vote APC continue to benefit from the ‘Next Level’ agenda of the party despite the harassment and intimidation from political opponents.
The governor thanked leaders of the APC for the vision and programmes that had continued to endear the party to Nigerians across the country, assuring that the people of Bayelsa and Kogi states would witness renewed development as a result of their choice.