Apc, Buhari, Congratulates Akeredolu On Ondo State Governorship Election Victory
BEVERLY HILLS, November 27, (THEWILL) – The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has congratulated the Party's Ondo State governorship election Candidate and running mate, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN and Hon. Agboola Ajayi respectively on their landslide election victory.
Odigie-Oyegun while thanking the Ondo electorate for voting for the Party also expressed gratitude to the good people of Ondo State for their impressive turnout and peaceful conduct during the election exercise.
Oyegun equally thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and other party leaders for their invaluable support towards winning the Ondo state governorship election. He called for calm and appealed to the opposition parties and their candidates to accept defeat in good faith.
“The APC thanks the Ondo electorate for voting for the Party in the keenly-contested election. The Ondo electorate have voted for the candidate with a proven track record of performance and who will bring about the kind focused leadership and multi-faceted development which the state deserves. The Party assures that we will deliver on this expectation,” the statement read.
“Also, the outcome of the Ondo state governorship election powerfully demonstrates the confidence and trust by our people in the overall leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari's APC-led administration. The Party and the President hold sacred this trust.
“With the 2016 Ondo State governorship gone, the task before the Party leadership is uniting the Party and healing wounds.”
Similarly, President Buhari heartily congratulates Akeredolu (SAN) on his well-deserved victory in the Saturday, November 26 governorship election in the state.
Buhari also congratuled Oyegun; the Chairman of the Campaign Committee; Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, and all party faithful who put in their best and braved the odds to ensure a successful outing for the flag bearer.
“From the beginning, this election set out to be a different kind of election. The unity and resilience of the party was tested. I am happy we came out of this victorious,” the President said..
“This is a huge win. The mood today is against corruption, insecurity and for the restoration of the economy and the creation of jobs. This is where the party stands and I am happy that the electorate has read the situation correctly
The APC e calls on other contestants in the election to see the triumph of Chief Akeredolu as the wish of God and enjoined them to work together with him to make the state a truly progressive and economically prosperous one for all.
The President commends the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Security Agencies and the voters for the peaceful and successful conduct of the elections.
As the Governor-elect prepares to assemble his team, and bring the much desired CHANGE to the people, President Buhari urges him to put behind whatever acrimonies may have arisen from the electioneering process, and reach out to all well-meaning people in the state and beyond, to implement his vision.
The President uses the opportunity to assure Nigerians that the APC-led administration under his watch is committed to playing by the rules, and there will be no let-up “until we see the great nation of our dreams in all spheres of national development.”