The Governor of Benue State, Hyacinth Alia, has reacted to the declaration of Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the November 11 governorship election in Imo State.
On Sunday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed Uzodinma as the substantial winner of the off-cycle election after polling massive votes ahead of his major opponents, candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Samuel Anyanwu and Athan Achonu of the Labour Party.
In a statement released through his Chief Press Secretary, Tersoo Kula, Governor Ali congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.
He described the poll’s outcome as an indication of the trust of Imolite and love for the incumbent governor.
The statement reads: “Governor Alia describes the landslide victory of Governor Uzodinma, who polled 540,308 votes as against the PDP’s 71,508 and the Labour party’s 64,081 votes as heartwarming, adding that the large margin is an indication of the trust and love the people of Imo have in the policies and programmes of Governor Uzodinma and the APC as a party.
“He assures the governor of his unalloyed support and a robust working relationship for the progress of their respective states and Nigeria in general.
“While also praying that God almighty should continue to grant Governor Uzodinma good health and a long political life as he steers the affairs of the State
“Governor Alia charges him to use the victory as a platform to continue to offer purposeful leadership to the good people of Imo State and beyond.”