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Fayemi Congratulates Fayose


Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party .

Fayemi, in a broadcast on Sunday accepted defeat and urged  the people of the state to be united to move the state forward.


Outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi (L) and Governor-elect, Mr. Ayo Fayose (r) on Sunday

The Governor disclosed that he had just spoken with Fayose congratulating him on his victory, adding that he would be meeting the Governor-elect in the next few hours to fashion out ways to institute a smooth transition programme.

He described the election as a hard fought one, adding however, that despite party affiliations, Ekiti people should see themselves as one.

Fayemi noted that the record of performance of his administration would continue to be a reference point in the history of the state, stressing that he has succeeded in raising the bar of excellence in governance.

“Yesterday, Ekiti State decided. Following the gubernatorial elections held in the land of honour, Ekiti State, Nigeria, the Independent National Electoral Commission has officially returned the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the election.

“If indeed this is the will of the Ekiti People, I stand in deference to your will. If the result of the elections is an expression of the voice of our people, we must all heed your voice.

“I have just spoken with my brother, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, congratulating him on his victory. In a few hours from now, I would be meeting the Governor-elect to discuss the future of our dear state and how we would work together to institute a smooth transition programme.” Fayemi said.

African examiner had earlier reported that that Governor Kayode Fayemi will accept defeat in the interest of Ekiti state.



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