Buhari congratulates Fayemi

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dr Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his victory in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti state.

The president relayed his message in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Sunday.

He lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for their role in ensuring a free and fair election and making the choice of the people count. He also commended the people of Ekiti State for peaceful conduct of the elections.

“In all this, the people of Ekiti State have spoken loud and clear, and democracy has won again. ”

Fayemi, a a former governor of the state, was on Sunday declared winner of the election by Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the Chief Returning Officer for the poll in the state. PDP’s Olusola Eleka came second on the poll.

He also appealed to all stakeholders in the state to work together to ensure the state moves forward and make sure the transition is smooth in the interest of the people of the state.

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