The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Rotimi Akeredolu, the winner of the governorship election in Ondo State, even as he asked party members to close ranks “for the good of our party and its progressive ideals.”
Tinubu who had, before yesterday’s election, opposed to Akeredolu’s emergence as candidate of the APC and who abstained from the party’s candidate campaign launch in Akure last week, today, Sunday, shortly after Akeredolu was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), commended Ondo people for their exemplary conduct during the election.
He particularly commended the Ondo people for demonstrating their will to shun the regressive politics of yesterday by returning to the progressive brand of politics that has been the trademark of the people of that state.
“I congratulate all party members in the state, particularly the party leadership in the Southwest. I must express profound congratulations to President Muhammadu Buhari, the national leader of the party, whose stature and dignity helped guide the APC to another victory that should advance the progressive aims of the party and the people.
“To all the people and parties in Ondo, your election has been had and held. Now is the time that all must work for the continued development, prosperity and peace of your state and our beloved country.
“I appeal to all party members including those who have been disaffected from the primary until today to come together for the good of our party and its progressive ideals.
He extended congratulations “to Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN on the outcome of the election and for his perseverance and persistence in seeking that office.” [myad]