Bola Tinubu, former Lagos governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has hailed Ondo governor-elect Rotimi Akeredolu’s victory. Tinubu’s statement said Akeredolu’s “perseverance” and “persistence” earned him the office.
“I must also congratulate the people of Ondo State for their generally exemplary conduct on election day and for demonstrating their will to shun the regressive politics of yesterday by returning to the progressive brand of politics that has been the trademark of the people of that state.
“I congratulate all party members in the state, particularly the party leadership in the Southwest”. Also, Tinubu said President Muhammadu Buhari’s “stature and dignity”, as national leader of the APC, “helped guide the APC to another victory that should advance the progressive aims of the party and the people”.
“To all the people and parties in Ondo, your election has been had and held. Now is the time that all must work for the continued development, prosperity and peace of your state and our beloved country.
I appeal to all party members including those who have been disaffected from the primary until today to come together for the good of our party and it’s progressive ideals,” he stated.