President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated the Ondo State Governor-elect, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), describing his victory at the Saturday governorship election in the state as “a well-deserved victory.”
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President also congratulated the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; the Chairman of the Campaign Committee, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, and all party faithful who he said put in their best and braved the odds to ensure a successful outing for the party’s candidate.
He rejoiced with the people of the state who he said aligned with his own belief that Akeredolu, with his pedigree, possesses the qualities to transform the state into the Ondo of their dreams.
“From the beginning, this election set out to be a different kind of election. The unity and resilience of the party was tested. I am happy we came out of this victorious.
“This is a huge win. The mood today is against corruption, insecurity and for the restoration of the economy and the creation of jobs. This is where the party stands and I am happy that the electorate has read the situation correctly,” said the President.