By Evelyn Omotoye
Following his re-election in the last Saturday polls, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) has been urged to be magnanimous in victory and extend hands of fellowship to all in the interest of the nation’s unity, progress and development.
Candidates from different political parties in Ondo State contesting the March 9 elections stated this in separate interviews with The Hope after the declaration of President Buhari as the winner of the last presidential election.
All Progressives Congress, (APC), candidate for the Ondo State House of Assembly election, Mr Sunday Olajide who congratulated PMB on his victory said it is a victory for his party and the entire citizenry.
Olajide who commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the peaceful conduct of the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country also urged the umpire to improve in the next election.
Olajide, a member currently representing Akure Constituency II at the State House of Assembly, also urged President Buhari and members of the ruling party to be magnanimous in victory.
He urged the electorate to vote for APC candidates in the coming House of Assembly election in the state, so as to synergise with the APC led state and federal government to help Governor Rotimi Akeredolu deliver dividends of democracy.
Olajide also appealed to Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari to address the teething problems affecting the country.
On his part, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, (SDP), Mr Ebenezer Adeniyan, who is also contesting the seat of Akure South Constituency 1 at the Ondo State House of Assembly rated INEC high in its performance in the conduct of the last election.
Adeniyan noted that there was also improvement on the 2015 elections, especially with the 100 percent usage of card readers to accredit voters and the introduction of cubicle which he said makes the voting open-secret .
The SDP candidate congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election and advised him to see the country as one constituency through his appointment and treat all the electorate equally not minding who voted or who did not vote for him.
Adeniyan also noted that the results from the last polls revealed that people were no longer voting for parties, but for personality in the candidature that would represent their best interest.