President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated the Ondo State Governor-Elect, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on his victory in the Saturday, November 26 governorship election in the state.
Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, also congratulated the party’s Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, 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.
He rejoiced with the 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.
He said: “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.”
The president 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.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the security agencies and the voters for the peaceful and successful conduct of the elections.
The president urged Akeredolu, as prepares to assemble his team and bring the much desired CHANGE to the people, to put behind whatever acrimony may have arisen from the electioneering process and reach out to all well-meaning people in the state and beyond to implement his vision.
He also assured 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.”