- Ekiti governor, Kayode Fayemi, has dedicated his victory at the election tribunal to residents of the state
- The governor said the verdict was a reflection of the wishes of Ekiti people
- Fayemi also called on the PDP candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola Eleka, to join his govt in its efforts to take the state to the next level
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has dedicated his victory at the election tribunal to the state's residents.
The governor said the judgment is a re-affirmation of the wishes of the vast majority of Ekiti people, and also urged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kolapo Olusola, to join hands with him and the rest of Ekiti people in taking the state to the “next level of development and prosperity," Premium Times reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Fayemi stated: "It is a victory for all Ekiti people. This is democracy at work. This is a reflection of the wishes of our people and I dedicate the victory to our people.
“It is a great day for democracy. And the judiciary has proven again that it is the last hope of the common man.
“We shall now continue with the task of rebuilding our state and restoring the core values of our people without any iota of distraction.”
The governor also appealed to his supporters to celebrate in moderation and be magnanimous in victory. He added that regardless of party affiliation, he remains the governor of all Ekiti people.
He said: “It is a victory for all of us and together we shall restore the state’s lost glory. Our desire is to bring back peace, progress and prosperity to Ekiti State. The journey has just begun.
“I call on the PDP candidate, Prof Olusola Kolapo (Eleka), who is an illustrious son of the state, to join us in the efforts to take the state to the next level of development and prosperity.”
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja unanimously struck out the case of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti state, Kolapo Olusola Eleka.
The tribunal upheld Kayode Fayemi of the APC as the duly elected governor of the state.
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