President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dr. Kayode Fayemi on his Ekiti 2018 Governorship Election victory.
According to INEC, Kayode Fayemi defeated his STRONGEST rival Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 12 out of 16 Local Government Areas in the state, polling 197,459 while Olusola scored 178,114 votes.
Fayemi was Buhari’s former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, before he resigned to contest the election in his state.
Buhari’s congratulatory message was issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, where he commended the All Progressives Congress’ candidate and all party supporters.
“In all this, the people of Ekiti State have spoken loud and clear, and democracy has won again,” the President said.
He described the election as hard-fought victory after a dignified campaign, and called on the opposition party to accept defeat.
“The President urges the losers to be gallant in conceding defeat and use constitutional means to settle whatever grievances they may have rather than resort to self-help.
Buhari also commended the people of the state for their matured and peaceful conduct as they made their choice using the power of the ballot.
He also praised the Independent National Electoral Commission for adequate preparations and for displaying impartiality throughout the process.
Buhari also commended local and international observers and monitors for their vigilance and contributions towards the relatively hitch-free exercise.
Since the election result was announced, Fayemi has dominated twitter trend, while congratulatory messages continued to poured in.