The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated the Governor-Elect of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, in the just concluded governorship election.
He stated this in a statement on Sunday by his spokesman, Ola Awoniyi. Lawan also commended the All Progressives Congress APC – both at the state and national levels – and the people of Ekiti on the peaceful and successful conduct of the poll and for making the right choice during the election held on Saturday.
The Senate President noted that Oyebanji’s victory in the poll demonstrates the trust and confidence of Nigerians across the country in the ruling party.
The Senate President commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for delivering a free and fair poll.
He said the smooth conduct of the election indicated what to expect in the 2023 general elections. He stressed that democracy had firm roots in Nigeria under the APC-led Federal Government.
Lawan wished the governor-elect God’s guidance as he prepared for the onerous task of taking the state to a higher level.
Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the victory of Biodun Oyebanji in the just concluded governorship race in Ekiti State shows that Nigerians accept the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He congratulated the governor-elect in a statement, pointing out that the victory is well deserved considering Oyebanji’s contributions to the development of the State and the party before he was nominated for the standard-bearer
Buhari further charged him to be magnanimous in victory in the interest of the people of the State.
“This is a good beginning for you and your team. The APC is getting stronger and more united. The victory of our party in Ekiti is an indication of the confidence of Nigerians in the ability of our great party to deliver quality governance to all,” the President said.