Ch a i r m a n of the South-West Governors’ F o r u m , Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has congratulated All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji (BAO), for winning the just concluded Ekiti State governorship election.
The Governor of Ondo State described Oyebanji’s victory as an unequivocal testament to the acceptability of the APC and the sterling performance of the incumbent governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti.
Akeredolu also saluted the people of Ekiti State over the smooth conduct of the governorship election.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, the governor said he believes that the governor-elect would consolidate on the gains of the outgoing administration and leverage the continuity of the party in government to further deliver dividends of good governance to the people.
“No doubt, BAO’s vast experience in public service was an asset that would be deployed for the good of the people of Ekiti State. As a former Commissioner, Chief of Staff and later Secretary to the State Government, the governor-elect was well equipped to take the state to the next level.
“This was our first win since the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Presidential candidate of our party. This election was, however, symbolic as it shows the preparedness and commitment of our people to vote en masse for the APC in next year’s general elections.”
He also saluted the security agencies and the umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting credible elections.
He further hailed the people of the state for voting continuity, urging them to do more for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the next year’s presidential election.