Joyous Governor-elect Fayemi has described his Ekiti 2018 Governorship election victory as one “ for reclaiming the land and restoring Ekiti values.”
Fayemi spoke on Sunday shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced him as the winner of the Saturday’s election.
According to INEC, Kayode Fayemi of APC defeated his STRONGEST rival Prof. Kolapo Olusola of PDP in 12 out of 16 Local Government Areas in the state, polling 197,459 while Olusola scored 178,114 votes.
“The victory of this election, I believe, is for reclaiming the land and restoring the values of our people.
“Our values in Ekiti are respect for our leaders, commitment to our people, non-brigandage, non criminality and so on.
“This victory is a victory for all, it is not a victory for only Gov. Kayode Fayemi, it is a victory for all the Ekiti people.”
The joyous Governor-elect Fayemi also described his victory as significant to the future of democracy in Nigeria.
“This was just not an Ekiti election, I want people to understand that this election has a lot of significance to the future of democracy in Nigeria.
“The fact that we have witnessed a free, fair and transparent election process has huge importance for similar exercises like Osun State next door to us and eventually the national elections in February 2019,” NAN quoted him as saying.
He thanked all the APC leaders, including President Muhammadu Buhari, National Leader of the APC, Sen. Bola Tinubu; former governor of Ogun, Chief Segun Osoba; former interim Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, as well as party leaders in the state.
He also thanked his family members, particularly his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, for their support during the election campaign.