- The Lagos state governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Ogun counterpart, Dapo Abiodun, have been congratulated by the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- The southwest chapter of the ruling party said that their victory is a proof of the people's confidence in the APC
- The APC in the region also said that all hope is not lost for Oyo state as it will reclaim its mandate at the election tribunal
The All Progressives Congress (APC), southwest, on Wednesday, March 13, congratulated Lagos state governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Ogun counterpart, Dapo Abiodun, for being victorious in the Saturday, March 9 governorship election.
The zonal chapter of the party also congratulated Lagos state deputy governor-elect, Obafemi Hamzat; his Ogun state counterpart, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, all senators-elect and their House of Representatives counterparts in the region, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The APC national vice chairman(southwest), Bankole Oluwajana, gave the congratulatory message in a statement in Lagos.
Oluwajana said their emergence was a reflection of the confidence the people had in them and the party, and urged them to uphold the tenets and values of the progressives.
He said the results of both the February 23 and March 9 elections were particularly impressive for the APC in the region.
Oluwajana said apart from Oyo state which the party was declared to have lost, the APC had a good showing in the governorship election.
He, however, said that all hope was not lost in Oyo state, assuring that the party had the prospect of reclaiming its mandate at the election tribunal.
The chieftain commended national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, and a former chairman of the party, chief Bisi Akande, for their contributions to the party’s performance in the elections.
Oluwajana also praised the efforts of Governor Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and other serving governors, ministers and federal lawmakers in the southwest for the electoral fortune of the party in the region.
Oluwajana also thanked a chieftain of the party, Chief Olusegun Osoba, and APC national deputy Chairman (south), Otunba Niyi Adebayo, for their contributions to the party’s success.
The party vice -chairman regretted the death of Temitope Olatoye, a member of the House of Representatives on Monday, March 11.
He said apart from the killing of the lawmaker and isolated cases of violence, the election was largely peaceful in the region.
Oluwajana said the party would continue to do its best to meet the aspirations of people in the South West and Nigerians in general.
NAN reports the APC, in the southwest, won two states (Ogun and Lagos) in the governorship election while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared winner in Oyo.
The party also won all the three senatorial seats in Lagos state, Ogun and Ekiti state, while it won two in Osun and one in Ondo. Also, majority of the House of Representatives seats in the southwest were won by the party.
Earlier Legit.ng reported that the Chairman of the APC in Oyo, Chief Akin Oke, on Wednesday, March 13, said his party may challenge the victory of the PDP in the governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
Oke, who made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen however, urged party members to remain calm and supportive.
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