President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed gratitude to the people of Ondo State for voting for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the election held on Saturday.
The president expressed his gratitude as he rejoiced with Akeredolu.
In a statement issued on his behalf by his media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina, the president said applauded the resounding victory of the governor, saying that the votes garnered “show that one good turn surely deserves another.”
He said “the people know the person and party that truly serve them, and have spoken in clear voice and unmistakable terms.”
Buhari appreciates the electorate in Ondo State for conducting themselves decently and in order, and for exhibiting conduct that indicates that the country is making progress in its electoral behaviour.
He also gave kudos to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for organising credible, free and fair election, and to security agencies which ensured that orderliness was enthroned and maintained.
The president urged Akeredolu to be humble and magnanimous in victory, and serve the people of Ondo State even better than how he did in the first term.
He noted: “When you serve with heart and might, the people respond in like manner, and we can easily get to where we are headed as a country.”