President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his congratulatory message to the winner of just concluded Ekiti State governorship election Biodun Oyebanji, saying that his victory is well deserved.
President Muhammadu Buhari made this known in a message on his official Facebook handle on Monday 20th June 2022.
According to Buhari, he said that the election of Biodun Oyebanji as the new governor of Ekiti State shows that APC is still in control and it getting stronger and united and that the victory of APC in the election has once again showed the confidence Nigerian have in APC.
The Statement Reads
I congratulate Biodun Oyebanji, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as he is declared Governor-Elect in yesterday’s Ekiti State Gubernatorial election. A very well deserved victory, considering his contributions to the development of Ekiti State and the APC, over the years.
I urge him to be magnanimous in victory, in the interest of the people of Ekiti State.
I equally rejoice with the APC chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and the National Working Committee, on the victory, the first under the tenure of the newly elected executives of the party. This is a good beginning for the entire 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.
All APC members across and outside the country should see this victory as a good omen for the 2023 general elections, and work assiduously to ensure the party’s victory, continuing the trend with Osun State next month.
I congratulate the people of Ekiti State on the smooth conduct of the election; they are the real victors, having been able to freely choose their leader for the next four years.
Commendation must also go to INEC Nigeria and the law enforcement agencies for the extensive preparations put in place. This momentum must be maintained for all the upcoming elections.
Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji according to the results by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on Sunday score 187,057 votes to defeat his closest rival Olabisi Bankole of the People’s Democratic Party PDP who has 67,457 votes.