President Muhammadu Buhari on
Sunday congratulated the Ondo State Governor-elect, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu
(SAN), describing his victory at the Saturday governorship election in the state
as “Healthy and through the will of God.”
In a statement by his Special
Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President also
congratulated the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress,
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; the Chairman of the Campaign Committee, Governor Simon
Lalong of Plateau State, and all party faithful who he said put in their best
and braved the odds to ensure a successful outing for the party’s candidate.
He rejoiced with the people of the
state who he said aligned with his own belief that Akeredolu, with his
pedigree, possesses the qualities to transform the state into the Ondo of their
“From the beginning, this election
set out to be a different kind of election. The unity and resilience of the
party was tested. I am happy we came out of this victorious.
“This is a huge win. The mood today
is against corruption, insecurity and for the restoration of the economy and
the creation of jobs. This is where the party stands and I am happy that the
electorate has read the situation correctly,” said the President.