Ekiti Decides: Obi congratulates Fayose, says democracy is taking roots in Nigeria

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jun 23rd, 2014

imageThe Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, for his hard earned victory at the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State where he defeated the incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

While Fayose polled 203, 090 votes, Fayemi came second with 120, 433 votes, whereas Labour Party’s Opeyemi Bamidele came third.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, Governor Orji, who expressed happiness over Fayose’s landmark victory, thanked the people of Ekiti State for remaining peaceful during and after the governorship election.

Governor Orji who also thanked officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), the Police and other security agencies for discharging their duties professionally, said the people of Ekiti State made the right choice by voting massively for the PDP candidate, Fayose.

The governor charged the people of Ekiti State to give Mr. Fayose all the needed cooperation and support to enable him realize his dream of taking the state to greater heights.

“Mr. Ayo Fayose’s victory is a divine mandate. I know that the newly elected governor of Ekiti State has all it takes to bring the dividends of democracy to the people of the state. He has done it before and he will do it again”, Orji noted.

Similarly, former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has congratulated Fayose on the victory.

According to Obi, “the victory of Mr. Ayo Fayose is yet another testimony that democracy is taking roots in our country. The people have spoken; the preferred candidate has won”.

He added that “occasions like this provide an opportunity for Nigerians to thank President Goodluck Jonathan for his commitment to democracy, which has seen us move rapidly from the era of victory through electoral malpractices to victory through the choice of the people”.

Obi also congratulated Gov. Kayode Fayemi for conceding victory and congratulating the winner, describing it as a rare demonstration of statesmanship that politicians need to emulate.

“Ekiti people also deserve special congratulations for their abiding faith in democracy”, Obi concluded.

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