A National leader of the All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has congratulated newly elected governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, on his electoral victory in last Saturday Governorship election in Ondo State
Tinubu also urged all “disaffected” member of the party to come together.’’
His words: “Following the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with regard to the governorship elections in Ondo State, I extend congratulations to Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN on the outcome of the election and for his perseverance and persistence in seeking that office,” he said in a statement he personally signed.
I must also congratulate the people of Ondo State for their generally exemplary conduct on election day and for demonstrating their will to shun the regressive politics of yesterday by returning to the progressive brand of politics that has been the trademark of the people of that state.
“I congratulate all party members in the state, particularly the party leadership in the South-West.
“Finally, I must express profound congratulations to President Muhammadu Buhari, the national leader of the party, whose stature and dignity helped guide the APC to another victory that should advance the progressive aims of the party and the people. To all the people and parties in Ondo, your election has been had and held. Now is the time that all must work for the continued development, prosperity and peace of your state and our beloved country.
“I appeal to all party members including those who have been disaffected from the primary until today to come together for the good of our party and it’s progressive ideals.”
In a related development, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, congratulated Akeredolu, President Buhari, the APC and the people of Ondo State on the outcome of the election.
Congratulating Akeredolu specially for his hard-fought victory, he wished the governor-elect well as he prepares to take the mantle of leadership of Ondo.
He also urged Akeredolu to use his tenure to forge ahead with the quest to unite the Yoruba nation especially through regional integration and economic transformation of the South-West geo-political zone.