The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on his election as the governor of Ondo State.
In a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, Dogara maintained that the victory of the All Progressives Congress in the election is a proof that the party is still loved by Nigerians.
Dogara was quoted by the statement as having said: “The election of Barrister Akeredolu and the APC in Ondo state is a clear indication of the popularity of our political party.
“I would like to congratulate my learned colleague on his victory at the poll, and also commend our great party, the All Progressives Congress, for a thorough and successful campaign.”
The Speaker urged all stakeholders to come together and ensure that the incoming APC government in Ondo State delivers on the mandate given by the people inline with the party’s manifesto.
He said: “As a party, we must take our victory in Ondo seriously since the people have placed enormous trust in us. We must, therefore, deliver on policies that will improve their standard of living.”
While commending the people of Ondo State for keeping the election process peaceful and coming out to perform their civic duty, Dogara also praised the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies for ensuring a hitch-free exercise.