It is with great joy and a sense of satisfaction that I congratulate His Excellency, Dr. John Olukayode Fayemi on his well-deserved victory in the just concluded Saturday, July 14, 2018, Ekiti State governorship election. This victory is a major triumph for our great party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
I join all our party faithful in the country, the diaspora and well-wishers to felicitate with Dr. Fayemi over this significant victory which reaffirms the strength and popularity of the APC ahead of a nationwide victory in 2019.
I have no doubt that Dr. Kayode Fayemi is eminently prepared for the daunting task of managing the affairs of Ekiti state, having served before as the Governor of the State and recently as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is sufficiently equipped to take Ekiti State to the next higher level. I am sure he will bring his wealth of experience to bear in the state and help to advance the cause of our party and the Nation. I pray God to grant the Governor-elect the strength, good health and wisdom to discharge his duties creditably and successfully.
The result of yesterday’s governorship election in Ekiti State has vindicated those who described the 2014 governorship election in that state as a ruse and a stolen mandate. Dr. Fayemi’s re-election has exposed the 2014 so-called landslide victory of the PDP as nothing short of barefaced allocation of figures and a rape on democracy.
I commend the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for effectively plugging the fraudulent holes through which massive fictitious figures are allocated as was the case in some states, including Rivers State in the 2015 election. Yesterday’s Ekiti State governorship election was an emphatic statement by INEC that the era in which political parties write results in disregard of the wishes of the electorate is over.
I congratulate the National Working Committee of our great party under the dynamic leadership of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for this decisive victory in its first outing and express hope that the indefatigable leader of Rivers State APC and the South South, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi would be supported in Rivers State and the South South to ensure victory of the APC in 2019.
Finally, and most importantly, I thank our dear President Muhammadu Buhari who despite his very busy schedules found time to boost the morale of members of APC in Ekiti State during the campaigns. Thank you, Mr. President and congratulations to APC.