Ododo Will Carry His Cross, I’ll Not Interfere – Gov. Bello Assures

Yahaya Bello, Usman Ododo

Governor Yahaya Bello has assured of non-interference in the incoming administration of his successo and Governor-elect, Ahmed Usman Ododo, emphasizing it will be Ododo’s responsibility to lead Kogi State.

Governor Bello gave the assurance on Friday after the presentation of certificates of return to Ododo and the re-elected Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Bello declared that Ododo “will carry his cross” while leading the Confluence State.

He emphasized that it would be Ododo’s administration, with the new governor shouldering the responsibility and making decisions for the state.


“In this administration, I have nobody dictating for me; rather, we follow the law, and the rules, and the people are satisfied with me. This is going to be Usman Ododo’s administration, good or bad, which I pray is going to be good. He will carry his cross, and I know he will do well,” Governor Bello stated.

Governor Bello called on the citizens of Kogi State to collaborate with the incoming government to ensure they benefit from the Renewed Hope Agenda of the federal government.

Governor-elect, Ododo expressed gratitude for the support received during the campaign and emphasized that his mandate was for the people. He pledged to consult with the people, solve problems, and serve the state effectively.

Furthermore, Governor Uzodinma highlighted the success of the APC in the November 11 elections in Imo and Kogi states, considering it a reflection of the party’s growth and popularity among Nigerians. He presented the certificates of return to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, acknowledging the President’s leadership and guidance.

The visit to President Tinubu was described as a tradition to honor him after off-cycle elections and to express appreciation for his support and wisdom that contributed to the party’s success. Uzodinma concluded that the victory in the polls demonstrated the continued satisfaction of Nigerians with the APC.

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