By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, on his re-election as governor, saying that his victory did not come as a surprise. He described the victory as not only sweet but well deserved.
Oyetola who is also a member of the National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) and Chairman, Contact and Mobilisation for Ondo Governorship National Campaign Council, also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, national leaders of the party, members and supporters of the party on Governor Akeredolu’s victory at the poll.
The governor in a statement by his spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan, described Akeredolu’s victory as well-deserved and a true reflection of the wishes and aspirations of the good people of Ondo.
He added that the sterling performance and achievements of Governor Akeredolu in his first term also informed the decision of Ondo electorate to re-elect him for another term, and expressed confidence that the Governor will continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
“I heartily congratulate His Excellency, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, on his well-deserved re-election as Governor of Ondo State. I also congratulate Mr President, the National Caretaker Committee, and other leaders of our great party including Baba Bisi Akande, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, members and supporters of the APC, on this sweet victory at the just – concluded Ondo State governorship election.
“This victory is a true reflection of the wishes and aspirations of the good people of Ondo. It is apparent that Governor Akeredolu’s sterling performance and achievements in his first tenure informed the decision of Ondo people to vote him for another term.
“I’m confident that Governor Akeredolu will continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Ondo State,” Oyetola said.
The governor also lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the security agencies, political parties and their candidates and the people of Ondo for the peaceful and successful conduct of the election.