The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has warmly congratulated the party’s candidate, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, and his running mate, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, describing their victory in the governorship election in the state as well-won and much deserved.
In a statement issued by the Chairman of the party in the state, High Chief Jide Awe, the APC also thanked immensely the Ekiti State electorate for voting conscientiously for the party.
Awe expressed his gratitude to the good people of the State for their impressive turnout and peaceful conduct during the election exercise.
The Chairman equally thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and other party leaders for their invaluable support towards winning the Ekiti State governorship election.
He called for calm and appealed to the opposition parties and their candidates to accept defeat in good faith, while seeing accepting the outcome as a no victor, no vanquished one.
In his words: “The APC thanks the Ekiti electorate for voting for the Party in the keenly-contested election. The Ekiti electorate have voted for the candidate of their choice, who they consider as having a proven track record of performance and integrity, and who will bring about the kind of turnaround the state needs deserves at this crucial period, through focused leadership, good governance, restoration of cherished values and multi-faceted development.”
The party assured that the Governor-elect will surely be magnanimous in victory, and deliver on the expectations of the people of the state.
On the outcome of the Ekiti state governorship election, Chief Awe said it powerfully demonstrated the confidence and trust by “our people in the overall outstanding leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC-led administration.”
The party called on the incumbent, Ayo Fayose, and his political godson, Dr. Olusola Eleka, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, to accept and respect the resolved wishes of Ekiti State people as popularly expressed and declared with their votes, rather than resorting to their usual display of political hatred and desperation.
Awe commended the timely action of the National Broadcasting Commission in averting the danger of the crises Fayose would have instigated by using the state-owned Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State to polute and confuse the Ekiti State political space.