The President-elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has bestowed his blessings upon Hon. Ododo Ahmed Usman, OAU, the APC Gubernatorial candidate for Kogi 2023, while assuring him of victory at the November polls.
During Ododo’s visit to his residence in Abuja on Saturday, Asiwaju urged party members in the state to work towards the party’s victory at the polls. He stated that Kogi has been an APC stronghold with consistent electoral victories since 2015 and expressed no doubt that Ododo would emerge victorious in November. The President-elect also commended the party leadership and supporters for their overwhelming victory in the last election.
Earlier, the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, who led Ododo on the visit, said that party members chose Ododo as the candidate based on his capacity, competence, and ability to lead effectively. He assured Asiwaju that the people of Kogi State would vote for consolidation, which Ododo’s candidacy represents, having witnessed the progress made in the state in the last seven years.
On April 14, 2023, the Kogi State APC Primary Election Committee declared Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo as the winner of the Kogi APC Governorship Primary Election, having garnered 78,704 votes to defeat other contestants in the race.