The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the governorship election in Ekiti State, Olabisi Kolawole, has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Biodun Oyebanji, on his victory at the poll.
“Following the announcement of your victory in the June 18 Ekiti Governorship Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), I hereby write to congratulate you accordingly,” Mr Kolawole said.
This is contained in a congratulatory letter he personally signed and addressed to the governor-elect.
“I believe power belongs to God, and he bestows upon whoever he chooses. I also believe in the popular choice that the unfettered expression of the people’s mandates as one of the crucial hallmarks of democratic principle and practice.
“Democracy must therefore deliver to the people dividends of security or protection and enhance their social welfare and well-being basically, and among other deliverables.
“These were the motivation for my own ambition in the governorship of Ekiti State, which I feel strongly to reiterate here in view of the precarious situations of our people at the moment.”
He urged Mr Oyebanji to address the resident’s plight when he assumes office.
“Finally, I wish you the guidance of the Almighty God in the onerous task ahead. Congratulations to your spouse and also running mate,” he stated.
Mr Oyebanji won the election with 187,057 votes, while the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Segun Oni got 82,211 votes, and Mr Kolawole came third with 67,457 votes.