R-L: Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji; his wife, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji; Deputy Governor-Elect; Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye; Ekiti State First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi and others during the celebration of Oyebanji’s victory round Ado-Ekiti
WorldStage Newsonline– Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has congratulated Mr Abiodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for his election as his successor, saying it would guarantee sustainable development in the state
Fayemi in a statement issued on Sunday at Ado-Ekiti and signed by Mr Yinka Oyebode, his Chief Press Secretary also saluted INEC for its innovations that made the electoral process seamless and effective, as well as the security agencies for ensuring a peaceful conduct of the election.
Oyebanji won the election with 187,057 votes, while the first runner-up, Mr Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), got 82,211 votes. The second runner-up, Otunba Olabisi Kolawole got 67,457 votes.
Fayemi described Oyebanji’s victory as well deserved, saying.
“It was a befitting honour for a man who had committed his time, energy, talent and resources to the development of the state in the last three decades.
“Ekiti people have spoken loud and clear. The outcome of the election has shown that Ekiti people are honourable people who always support and reward leaders who have served them diligently and faithfully.
“I have no doubt that the governor-elect will serve Ekiti people even more diligently, and create opportunities for other young people.
“The biggest accolade goes to the good people of Ekiti State for their display of civility throughout the electioneering period,’’ he said.
Fayemi also saluted INEC for its innovations that made the electoral process seamless and effective, as well as the security agencies for ensuring a peaceful conduct of the election.