Be Humble and Magnanimous, Jonathan Tells Fayose


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan heartily congratulates the

Governor-Elect of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples

Democratic Party (PDP) on his overwhelming victory in Saturday's

governorship election in the state.
President Jonathan also commends the Independent National Electoral

Commission (INEC), the Security Services and the good people of Ekiti

State for the successful and peaceful conduct of the elections in keeping

with the present administration's avowed commitment to ensuring that

elections in all parts of Nigeria are progressively freer, fairer and more

As Mr. Fayose readies himself to assume office in fulfillment of the

clearly expressed wish of his people, President Jonathan urges him to be

humble and magnanimous in victory and commit himself to forming an

administration that will work for the advancement of the interests of all

Ekiti people irrespective of their political affiliations or loyalties.

President Jonathan calls on Mr. Fayose to regard his second chance to

serve as Governor of Ekiti State as a sacred mandate from God Almighty and

his people which he must discharge with immense dedication, wisdom and

vigour to achieve a much more rapid pace of socio-economic development in

Ekiti State for the benefit of its people who resoundingly reaffirmed

their trust in his leadership by voting overwhelmingly for his election

The President assures Mr. Fayose that the Federal Government will give all

necessary support and assistance to his incoming administration and

cooperate fully with him in furtherance of the present administration's

objective of significantly improving the living conditions of Nigerians in

all parts of the country.
He wishes Mr. Fayose continued good health and a very successful second

tenure as governor of Ekiti State.