- The governor-elect in the recently concluded Ekiti governorship poll, Biodun Oyebanji, has received his certificate of return from INEC
- Oyebanji received the certificate alongside his deputy, Monisade Afuye, on Wednesday, July 22 at the state headquarters of the electoral body in Ado Ekiti, the state capital
- While receiving his certificate, the governor-elect vowed to execute his six point agenda and take Ekiti to another level of progress
The Ekiti state governor-elect and his deputy, Biodun Oyebanji and Monisade Afuye, have received their certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The INEC’s national commissioner supervising Ekiti, Oyo and Lagos, Sam Olumekun, presented the certificates to the duo at the state headquarters of the commission in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, June 22.
According to Leadership, the commissioner said INEC was able to overcome all challenges through proper planning to conduct free, fair and credible governorship election in Ekiti.
Ekiti governor-elect promises to execute six point agenda
Speaking while receiving his certificate, Oyebanji pledged to execute his six-point agenda, bring in a new dawn of progress and development in the state.
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate polled a total of 187, 057 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Engr. Segun Oni, who polled 82,211 votes, among other contenders.
The governor-elect said,
“Let me thank the INEC for providing a level playing ground for the contenders in this election. I can’t agree with the INEC less that the BVAS was a game changer in our election.
“Nobody ever believed what happened on Saturday could ever happen. Some people still did not believe that the rigging of the election was over, but the Ekiti election really convinced us.
“Thanks to the security agencies and the people of the state for having trust in APC.
“The people committed such a huge trust in us because of the stellar performance of Governor Kayode Fayemi, and it is on that I will build on. What happened on Saturday was a referendum and validation that the APC-led government has performed.”
JUST IN: Governor-Elect Biodun Oyebanji Releases 1st Message After Winning Ekiti 2022 Election
Biodun Oyebanji in a very simple message thanked the people of Ekiti state for supporting and voting for him.
The governor-elect made his appreciation on a post on his personal Facebook account on Sunday, June 19, shortly after he was declared winner by INEC.
BREAKING: US Finally Reacts to Ekiti Governorship Election, Tells Nigerians What To Do
The United States has reacted to the result of the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti state. This was contained in a statement made available to Legit.ng by the US Mission in Nigeria.
The United States commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security personnel over the conduct of the election. Specifically, it praised INEC over the newly adopted bi-modal verification accreditation system (BVAS).
According to the mission, BVAS functioned properly, hence, the need to commend INEC.