From Priscilla Ediare Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on the affirmation of his election by the Supreme Court.
Governor Fayemi, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, on Thursday, said the Apex court in the land has put a legal seal on the popular choice made by the people of Ondo State at the October 10, 2020 election.
Fayemi urged the Ondo Governor to be magnanimous in victory and let the triumph serve as motivation for better service delivery to the electorate who gave him a second mandate in office.
He hailed the people of Ondo State for maintaining peace throughout the period the case lasted at the Election Petition Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Fayemi also commended the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, for exercising their constitutional rights to the highest court in the land instead of resorting to self help. He said the case will further enrich the nation’s electoral jurisprudence.
” This is a great news not only for my brother Governor Akeredolu and our party, the All Progressives Congress( APC), it is victory for democracy. I congratulate Governor Akeredolu and the people of Ondo State for the atmosphere of peace that reigned throughout the period of the judicial process.
” Indeed the people are the real winners of the contest. On behalf of the government and people of Ekiti State I congratulate Governor Akeredolu, the government and people of Ondo State and wish the governor a successful tenure,” he added.
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