President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Rotimi Akeredolu on his re-election as the governor of Ondo state.
Akeredolu was on Sunday declared winner of Saturday’s election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He beat16 other contenders to emerge winner.
In a statement signed by Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, Buhari thanked the people of Ondo for re-electing Akeredolu, who was the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the election.
He noted that the votes got by Akeredolu “show that one good turn surely deserves another.”
The statement quoted Buhari as saying: “the people know the person and party that truly serves them, and have spoken in clear voice and unmistakable terms.”
The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari rejoices with Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, on his re-election as Governor of Ondo State for another four-year term.
“The President lauds the resounding victory of the Governor at the election held on Saturday, October 10, 2020, noting that the votes garnered “show that one good turn surely deserves another.”
“He thanks the people of Ondo State for keeping faith with their Governor, and the All Progressives Congress (APC), noting that “the people know the person and party that truly serves them, and have spoken in clear voice and unmistakable terms.”
“President Buhari appreciates the electorate in Ondo State for comporting themselves decently and in order, and for exhibiting conduct that indicates that the country is making progress in its electoral behavior.
“He also gives kudos to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for organizing credible, free and fair election, and to security agencies which ensured that orderliness was enthroned and maintained.
“The President urges Gov Akeredolu to be humble and magnanimous in victory, and serve the people of Ondo State even better than how he did in the first term, noting: “when you serve with heart and might, the people respond in like manner, and we can easily get to where we are headed as a country.”