Buhari revels in APC’s ‘acceptability’ after Ekiti polls

Buhari revels in APC’s ‘acceptability’ after Ekiti polls

President Muhammadu Buhari is of the opinion that the victory of Biodun Oyebanji at the just concluded governorship race in Ekiti State, is a signal that Nigerians accept the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Oyebanji was declared winner of the election within the early hours of Sunday; having polled a total of 187,057 votes to defeat his two closest challengers.

They include Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Bisi Kolawole of the People’s Democratic Party.

Reacting to the win, President Buhari congratulated the governor-elect via a statement on Sunday, June 19.

He noted that the victory is well deserved considering Oyebanji’s contributions to the development of the state; as well as the party before his nomination as the standard bearer.

Buhari further urged him, however, to be magnanimous in victory in the interest of the people of Ekiti.

Also Read: INEC announces Oyebanji, APC candidate, winner of Ekiti governorship election

The president also rejoiced with the APC chairman, Abdulahi Adamu, and the National Working Committee for the victory; which is the first under the tenure of the newly elected executives of the party.

“This is a good beginning for you and your team. The APC is getting stronger and more united. The victory of our party in Ekiti is an indication of the confidence of Nigerians in the ability of our great party to deliver quality governance to all,” said the President.

He charged APC members across and outside Nigeria to see this as a good omen for the 2023 general elections; urging them to work assiduously to ensure the party’s victory, continuing the trend with Osun State next month.

Also, President Buhari felicitated with the people of Ekiti State for the smooth conduct of the election; affirming that they are the real victors as they have been able to freely choose their leader for the next four years.

Equally important, he lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); as well as the law enforcement agencies for the preparations put in place, urging them to keep the momentum for upcoming elections.

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