……President Buhari urge governor-elect ,APC members to be magnanimous in victory
A former Minister of Mines and Steel Development and candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC),Dr kayoed Fayemi has been declared winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti.
Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the Chief Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, said Dr Fayemi polled 197,459 votes to emerge winner while Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Professor Kolapo Olusola, came second with 178,121 votes.
Following the announcement, the governor-elect of Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi says his victory in Saturday’s governorship election as one for reclaiming the land and restoring Ekiti values.
Fayemi who stated this while addressing the newsmen in Isan-Ekiti shortly after he was declared the winner of the governorship election described his victory as significant to the future of democracy in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dr. John Kayode Fayemi on winning the Ekiti State governorship election. In a statement by his special adviser media ,Femi Adesina, the President commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and all party supporters for the hard-fought victory after a dignified campaign.
The president while commending the people of the State for their matured and peaceful conduct as they made their choice using the power of the ballot also lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for adequate preparations and displaying impartiality throughout the process.
President Buhari therefore urged the governor-elect and APC members to be magnanimous in victory as the incoming administration prepares to unfold a new lease of life for the people of Ekiti State through purposeful and responsible governance.