Sunday, November 27, 2016

Aketi's victory a call to rescue our state, reverse its fortunes


Bar. Rotimi Odunayo Akeredolu) the governor-elect in the just concluded governorship election in Ondo State has promised not to fail the people of the state.

The governor-elect said this while delivering his acceptance speech in his hometown, Owo on Sunday.

Akeredolu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress ( APC), was declared the winner of the election with 244, 842 votes.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, said his closest rivals: Mr Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 150, 380, while Chief Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) scored 126,889 votes.

Akeredolu dedicated his victory to God and said it reflected the need for the people for quality leadership.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari, APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun and the party’s National Working Committee for their unrelenting support.

“I wish to express my profound gratitude, first, to the Almighty God whose infinite grace has allowed us to see this day.

“This victory is of God through the people. It is not for me or the APC alone, it is also a victory for the people of Ondo state, irrespective of which side of the divide you stood during the election.

“For me, it is a challenge to perform; it is a call to rescue our state and reverse its fortunes.

“I thank the people of my dear state for their steadfastness.

“I have heard their messages throughout the campaign to all the nooks and crannies of the state. Today, you have spoken with one voice.

“You have walked your talk. You have voted for me as your governor for the next four years,” he said.

NAN

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