National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday congratulated the Governor-elect of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), on his victory in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu congratulated Akeredolu and the people of Ondo State.
The statement reads:
“Following the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with regard to the governorship elections in Ondo State,
“I extend congratulations to Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN on the outcome of the election and for his perseverance and persistence in seeking that 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.’ He stated.
Tinubu also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, and appealed to all party members including those who have been disaffected from the primary until now to come together for the good of the party and it’s progressive ideals.
“Finally, 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 said.
Tinubu, whose preferred candidate, Mr. Segun Abrahams, lost to Mr. Akeredolu in the primaries, added that now is the time for the people of the state to work for the continued development, prosperity and peace of the state and the country at large.
“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 its progressive ideals,” he concluded.
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