Publish date: 2022-06-19 20:36:32 | Author: Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis | Source: punchng.com
All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has congratulated Ekiti State Governor-elect, Abiodun Oyebanji, and the party for winning Saturday’s governorship election.
Oyebanji polled 187,057 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of Social Democratic Party, Segun Oni, who garnered 82,211 votes.
In a statement issued on Sunday by his media team, Tinubu commended Oyebanji for the steadfastness and passion he brought into the campaign, which paid off with the emphatic victory.
The national leader of APC was also full of praise for the party’s governors and members of National Working Committee of APC under the leadership of Senator Abdullahi Adamu for recording their first major electoral victory, charging them not to relent in their efforts to lead the party to greater victory in 2023 general elections.
He said: “I congratulate our Governor-elect Abiodun Oyebanji and his Deputy, Mrs. Monisade Afuye, for their great success at the election.
“This victory is our victory as members of the All Progressives Congress.
“I salute the people of Ekiti State for voting for progressive leadership and continuity. I commend the leadership of our party for leading APC to this major victory in Ekiti. Also deserving of praise are our party’s governors led by their Chairman and Governor of Kebbi for their hard work and tenacity to achieve victory for the party.
“This feat should motivate and inspire us as we go for more victories in the coming elections.
“I must commend the now outgoing-Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and his team whose progressive leadership in Ekiti made it possible for APC to retain government for the next four years. I am confident that the Governor will finish well and strong.
“While thanking the people of Ekiti once again for standing by APC, I urge them and indeed the generality of Nigerians to continue to maintain their faith and confidence in our party.”