The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has congratulated the All Progressives Congress candidate, Biodun Oyebanji, on his election victory in the Ekiti State governorship election on Saturday.
This was stated in a congratulatory message issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Sunday.
Oyebanji, the immediate past Secretary to the State Government, won in 15 of the state’s 16 Local Government Areas. He received 187,057 votes.
The president stated that the victory was well deserved in light of Oyebanji’s contributions to the development of the state and the party prior to his nomination as standard-bearer, but urged him to be magnanimous in victory in the interest of the people of the state.
The president also rejoiced with the APC chairman, Abdulahi Adamu, and the National Working Committee for the victory, describing the victory as the first under the tenure of the newly elected executives of the party.
The President said, “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.”
He charged all the APC members across and outside the country to see this as a good omen for the 2023 general election and work assiduously to ensure the party’s victory by continuing the trend in Osun State next month July.
President Buhari also felicitated the people of Ekiti State for the smooth conduct of the election, affirming that they were the real victors as they had been able to freely choose their leader for the next four years.
He lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission and the law enforcement agencies for the preparations put in place, urging them to keep the momentum for upcoming elections.