President Muhammadu Buhari has
congratulated Dr. John Kayode Fayemi on
winning the Ekiti State governorship election.
The President in a statement by his spokesman,
Femi Adesina also commended the All
Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and all
party supporters for the hard-fought victory after
a dignified campaign.
He urged the governor-elect and APC members
to be magnanimous in victory as the incoming
administration prepares to unfold a new lease of
life for the people of Ekiti State through
purposeful and responsible governance.
He commended the people of the State for their
matured and peaceful conduct as they made
their choice using the power of the ballot.
President Buhari also lauded the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) for
adequate preparations and displaying impartiality
throughout the process.
He applauded the security agencies for creating
the right atmosphere for the relatively peaceful
conduct of the polls and urged them to sustain
the peace and local and international observers
and monitors for their vigilance and contributions
towards the relatively hitch-free exercise.
The President urged the losers to be gallant in
conceding defeat and use constitutional means
to settle whatever grievances they may have
rather than resort to self-help.
Buhari appealed to all stakeholders in Ekiti State
to work towards a successful transition to a new
administration in the higher interest of not only
the State but the entire nation and its fledgling
“In all this, the people of Ekiti State have spoken
loud and clear, and democracy has won again,”
the President said.