The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun yesterday congratulated the Governor-elect of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), on his victory in last Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Tinubu, in a statement from his media office congratulated Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN on the outcome of the election and for his perseverance and persistence in seeking that office.
The party chief also congratulated 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,” he said.
he continued, “I must express profound congratulations to President Muhammadu Buhari, the national leader of the party, whose stature and dignity helped guide the APC to another victory that should advance the progressive aims of the party and the people.”
He further stated that “now is the time that all must work for the continued development, prosperity and peace of your state and our beloved country.
In the same vein, John Odigie-Oyegun also congratulated Akeredolu, SAN.
In a message issued on Sunday on behalf of the APC National Working Committee (NWC), Odigie-Oyegun while thanking the Ondo electorate for voting for the Party also expressed gratitude to the good people of Ondo State for their impressive turnout and peaceful conduct during the election exercise.
The APC National Chairman equally thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and other party leaders for their invaluable support towards winning the Ondo state governorship election. He called for calm and appealed to the opposition parties and their candidates to accept defeat in good faith.
Oyegun said, “the APC thanks the Ondo electorate for voting for the Party in the keenly-contested election. The Ondo electorates have voted for the candidate with a proven track record of performance and who will bring about the kind focused leadership and multi-faceted development which the state deserves. The Party assures that we will deliver on this expectation.”
“Also, the outcome of the Ondo state governorship election powerfully demonstrates the confidence and trust by our people in the overall leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC-led administration. The Party and the President hold sacred this trust.
“With the 2016 Ondo State governorship gone, the task before the Party leadership is uniting the Party and healing wounds.”