President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, May 13, congratulated the solid minerals development minister and former governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, for emerging the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming election in the state.
Buhari said he had trust in Fayemi’s capacity and capability to fly the party’s flag and win the election which has been scheduled for July 14.
“Congratulations to Kayode Fayemi on winning the APC ticket to contest the July 14, 2018, governorship elections in Ekiti state.
“I have no doubt that Fayemi’s track record as a reformist-with a passion for education, health and the welfare of the ordinary people-will stand him in good stead in the elections.
“I would also like to commend all the participants in the keenly-contested primary. I would like them to uphold the values and philosophy of the APC by joining hands to support Dr Fayemi in the forthcoming elections.
“The APC takes internal democracy seriously, and the success of the Ekiti Primary, with more than 30 aspirants, further validates our party’s democratic credentials.
“Let me assure that we will continue to work hard to lead Nigeria to the next level of its development journey,” Buhari said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Kayode Fayemi emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary in Ekiti state.
The former governor defeated other contestants in the poll with a total of 941 votes out of the 2337 votes by the delegates which put him ahead of other aspirants.
Fayemi defeated 31 other aspirants including ex-governor Segun Oni who secured 481 votes to clinch the party's ticket.
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NAIJ.com also reported that Kayode Fayemi, the winner of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, cautioned his supporters against harbouring any ill feelings towards his co-contestants and those who worked for them.
Fayemi, the current mines and steel development minister, described those who contested against him as leaders who should be accorded great respect in view of their sterling qualities and contributions to the party.
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