- Dr Kayode Fayemi expressed delight after winning the Ekiti governorship election
- He said it was a victory for the restoration of the pride of the state
- The former minister said it was also significant for the democracy of the state
The governor-elect of Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described his victory in Saturday’s governorship election as one “ for reclaiming the land and restoring Ekiti values.”
Fayemi spoke on Sunday while addressing the newsmen in Isan-Ekiti shortly after he was declared the winner of the governorship election.
He said: “The victory of this election, I believe, is for reclaiming the land and restoring the values of our people.
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“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.”
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,” he said.
The governor-elect 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, especially his wife, Bisi, for their support during the election campaign.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the APC candidate won in seven of the eight local government areas where results have been announced by relevant electoral officials.
Fayemi, from the result collated at the local governments, has won in Ilejemeje (4153 to 3937), Moba (11837 to 8520), Irepodun-Ifelodun (13,869 to 11,456), Oye (14,995 to 11,271), Ido-Osi (12,342 to 11,145), Ijero (14,192 to 11,077) and Gbonyin (11,498 to 8,027).
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