Afenifere, Igbo Group, CNPP, Congratulate Fayose
The Pan Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, and the Conference
of Nigerian Political Parties(CNPP), on Sunday congratulated the
governor-elect of Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC on Saturday declared
Fayose, the PDP candidate, as winner of the governorship election in
Afenifere spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin, told NAN that the election of
Fayose reflected the people's choice.
“The Ekiti people have spoken and we congratulate the governor elect, ”
Odumakin, however, urged the governor-elect to utilise the opportunity of
his re-election to correct any mistakes he may have made during his first
“He should come to office with better maturity and make life better for
the Ekiti people, ” the afenifere spokesman said.
He further urged Fayose to govern with the fear of God and justify the
trust reposed in him by his people.
The South West Secretary of the CNPP, Mr Austin Nnorom, also urged Fayemi
to accept defeat in the spirit of sportsmanship.
He urged the people of Osun to emulate the conduct of Ekiti people by
making sure that their votes counted.
In a related development, the Ndigbo Cultural Society of Nigeria (NCSN)
has urged the governor-elect to ensure that the interests of the Ndigbo
community in the state were taken into consideration.
The group, in a congratulatory message signed by its President, Chief
Udoka Udeogaranya, said promoting a spirit of inclusion would enable
non-indigenes contribute their quota to the development of the state.