Buhari congratulates Akerodolu, Ondo governor-elect

Buhari congratulates Akerodolu, Ondo governor-elect
November 27 19:36 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Governor-Elect of Ondo State, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his victory in the Saturday, November 26, 2016, governorship election in the state.

The President also congratulated the chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun, the chairman of the APC 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.

The President rejoiced with people of Ondo State, who aligned with his own belief that Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, with his pedigree, possesses the qualities to transform the state into the Ondo of their dreams.

“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. 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,” said the President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

He called 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 commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the security agencies and the voters for the peaceful and successful conduct of the elections.

He urged the governor-elect 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 also assured Nigerians that the APC-led administration under his watch is committed to playing by the rules, and there would be no let-up “until we see the great nation of our dreams in all spheres of national development.”