President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Biodun Oyebanji, winning the Ekiti governorship election which was held yesterday June 18.
Oyebanji polled a total of 187,057 votes to defeat his two closest challengers, Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Bisi Kolawole of the People’s Democratic Party.
Congratulating Oyebanji over the big win, Buhari said it shows APC is widely accepted by Nigerians and is also well deserved considering Oyebanji’s contributions to the development of the State and the party, before his nomination as the standard bearer.
The President who rejoiced with APC chairman, Abdulahi Adamu, and the National Working Committee for the victory, which is the first under the tenure of the newly elected executives of the party, urged Oyebanji to be magnanimous in victory in the interest of the people of the State.
The statement read;
“This is a good beginning for you and your team. The APC is getting stronger and more united. The victory of our party in Ekiti is an indication of the confidence of Nigerians in the ability of our great party to deliver quality governance to all.”