President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Kayode Fayemi, who has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti state, has what it takes to win the election.
The President said this in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates former governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, for winning the APC ticket to contest the July 14, 2018 governorship elections.
“President Buhari commends all the participants in the keenly contested primary, who passionately worked hard to serve the state as governor, urging them to keep upholding the values and philosophy of the party by supporting the APC candidate in the forthcoming elections.
“President Buhari believes that Fayemi’s track record in the state as a reformist, with a penchant for building educational infrastructure and promoting the welfare of the ordinary people, will bolster his chances at the forthcoming polls.
“The President notes that the successful primary in the state, with more than 30 aspirants, further validates the credentials of the APC on internal democracy, and its preparedness to take the country to another level of development.”
Fayemi polled 941 votes in the primary to emerge winner. He is expected to resign from his position as Minister of Solid Minerals and Steel Development this week.