Following his second consecutive botched ambition to govern Kogi State, front-line aspirant Engineer Olusola George Olumoroti has accepted defeat in spirit of sportsmanship at the guber primaries held in Lokoja on Saturday.
Olomoroti who raked 58 votes and had the higest among contenders in Kogi West Senatorial District admitted delight at experience accrued and congratulated the eventual winner Prince Abubakar Audu who pulled 1109 votes.
According to the Exxon Mobil top official, “the 2015 APC gubernatorial primaries have been concluded and Prince Abubakar Audu declared the winner. It was a long and tortuous journey for me traversing the length and breadth of Kogi State.
“Our campaign strategy was well-organized, aggressive and issued based, we presented to the delegates a robust blueprint on how the economy of the state would be transformed, with particular reference to industrialization and job creation, youth empowerment, and affordable quality education. The experience was worth the while but the delegates have spoken loudly of their preference, and I accept the result and hereby congratulates the winner.
He continued: “To my teeming supporters and political associates, I’m proud of you and sincerely appreciates those memorable moments we shared. Also, I say a big thank you to my friends, colleagues and partners who invested in this project financially, physically and spiritually. This piece cannot be complete without saying a special thank you to the royal fathers and the good people of Kogi state, who believed in me and prayed for our train.
“My special appreciation goes to my darling wife who was constantly by my side throughout the campaign, and to my lovely children, who made sacrifices, and missed our presence while on tour of the length and breadth of Kogi State.
“I remained committed to the emancipation and liberation of our dear land from the shackles of slavery and oppression. Thank you, Olusola George Olumoroti (OGO),” he concluded.