Olabisi Kolawole, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ekiti governorship election, has congratulated Biodun Oyebanji, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for his victory at the polls.
Olabisi Kolawole Congratulates Biodun Oyebanji
Oyebanji, former secretary to the state government (SSG), was declared winner of the June 18 Ekiti governorship election on Sunday after winning 15 out of the 16 LGAs in the state.
He secured 187,057 votes, defeating his two closest challengers — Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) who polled 82,211 votes, and Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 67,457 votes.
In a congratulatory letter on Sunday, Kolawole wished Oyebanji God’s guidance, saying his victory is God’s choosing, because power belongs to Him.
He asked the governor-elect to ensure the welfare and security of the people of the state, as those were his motivation while vying for the position.
The letter reads, “Following the announcement of your victory in the June 18 Ekiti Governorship Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), I hereby write to congratulate you accordingly.
“I believe that power belongs to God and He bestows upon whoever he chooses. I also believe in popular choice that the unfettered expression of the peoples mandate as one of the crucial hallmarks of democratic principle and practice.
“Democracy must therefore deliver to the people dividends of security or protection and enhance their social welfare and well-being basically, and among other deliverables,” he said.
“These were the motivation for my own ambition in the governorship of Ekiti State which I feel strongly to reiterate here in view of the precarious situations of our people at the moment.
“Please take urgent actions aimed at redressing the plights of our people when you fully assume the mantle shortly.
“Finally, I wish you the guidance of the Almighty God in the onerous task ahead. Congratulations to your spouse and running mate.”
KanyiDaily recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had also congratulated Biodun Oyebanji over his victory in the Ekiti governorship election.