APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu has urged Bayelsa and Kogi governors-elect, Yahaya Bello and David Lyon to offer good leadership and progressive governance in their states.
He revealed this in a congratulatory message signed by Mr. Tunde Rahman, his media aide.
Tinubu also congratulated his party, the party’s National Chairman, Kogi and Bayelsa Chairmen and other leaders for the amazing victory in both states.
According to him, the voters have done their bit, it is now up to both governors to be to prove it was a good decision.
“They have done their part; the two governors must now do theirs by providing good leadership and progressive governance to their people
“The outcome of these elections shows that the people believe in the direction that President Buhari and the APC wish to take this nation.
“The electorate has faith in the progressive reforms our party envisions.
“Their victories stand as testament to the growing acceptance of our party, the quality of our leadership, governance and the credibility of our promise to lead the people and the nation to the next level.
“It shows that the people have no appetite to return to the failed policies and practices of the past.”
On Lyon, “Bayelsa is endowed with significant natural resources and human capital, It will be incumbent on the Governor-elect to harness these assets for the good of all Bayelsans.
Tinubu urged Lyon to reach out to the political opponents who mounted a spirited and energetic campaign.
“The governor must be a leader for all and work for all Bayelsans irrespective of party affiliation.
“He must carry along all disparate interests in the state and be magnanimous in victory.
“They too must be gracious in defeat.”
On Bello, “The people of Kogi have handed him a second term.
“He must now re-double his efforts to do even more for the people in his second term.
“The governor must focus on the development of the state as he is the person, more than anyone else, who will determine the fate of Kogi.
“He must do all he can to realise the potential of the state, take advantage of the state’s agricultural richness as well as its proximity to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and the commerce resulting from that closeness.”