The Chairman, Southwest Governors’ Forum, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has congratulated the Governor-elect of Ondo State, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on what he described as his unassailable victory in Saturday’s governorship election held in the state.
Ajimobi, who is also the Governor of Oyo State, similarly felicitated President Muhammadu Buhari, the leadership and members of the All Progressives Congress for their respective contributions to the eventual victory of the party’s candidate.
A statement by the governor’s Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, said that the governor expressed great joy and deep satisfaction at the relatively peaceful conduct and successful conclusion of the keenly contested election.
The governor applauded the mature and brotherly behaviours of the 28 candidates that flew their parties’ flags in the election, as well as the electorate, noting that only in such peaceful and comradely environment could the country build a truly democratic culture.
Describing Akeredolu as a long-term friend and brother, Ajimobi prayed for God’s guidance and wisdom for the governor-elect to make a difference in the lives of the Ondo people, who he said, reposed confidence in him and the APC.
While urging the senior lawyer-cum politician to brace himself for the task at hand, he reminded him that winning an election was only the first step in the many more arduous stages of delivering good governance to the people, given the current parlous state of the economy.