Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has declared that Monday’s judgement of the Ekiti State Election Petition Tribunal affirming his victory at the 2018 gubernatorial election is a re- affirmation of the wishes of the vast majority of Ekiti people.
Governor Fayemi, who hailed the judgement as another proof that the wishes of the people will always prevail, said he is forever grateful to Ekiti people for electing him as governor for a second term and standing by his government.
“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”, said Fayemi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode.
The Governor also urged his main challenger, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Prof Olusola Eleka, to join hands with him and the rest of Ekitis in taking the state to the next level of development and prosperity.
“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”, he said.
He also urged his supporters to be magnanimous in victory and celebrate in moderation, saying that he remains the governor of all Ekitis regardless of party affiliation.
“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 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”, the statement added.