President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with Ondo State governor’, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on his re-election as governor of Ondo State for another four-year term.
In a congratulatory message, signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Sunday, Buhari lauded the resounding victory of the governor at the election held on Saturday.
He said that he believed that the votes garnered by Akeredolu in the election “show that one good turn surely deserves another.”
Thanking the people of Ondo State for keeping faith with their governor and the All Progressives Congress, APC, the President noted that “the people know the person and party that truly serves them, and have spoken in clear voice and unmistakable terms.”
Buhari appreciated the electorate in the state for comporting themselves decently and in order, and for exhibiting conduct that indicates that the country is making progress in its electoral behaviour.
The President also gave kudos to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for organizing credible, free and fair election, and to security agencies which ensured that orderliness was enthroned and maintained.
Urging Akeredolu to be humble and magnanimous in victory, and serve the people of Ondo State even better than he did in the first term, Bihari said, “When you serve with heart and might, the people respond in like manner, and we can easily get to where we are headed as a country.”
INEC had on Sunday declared Akeredolu, candidate of the APC as the winner of the governorship election held on Saturday in Ondo State.
Prof. Abel Olayinka, the Returning Officer of INEC, who is also the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, said that Akeredolu got 292,830 votes to defeat Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, who got 195,791 votes, while Ajayi Agboola of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, got 69,127 votes.