Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party .
Fayemi in a broadcast on Sunday, conceded defeat while urging the people of the state to see themselves as one irrespective of party affiliation.
The Governor revealed that he had just spoken with Fayose congratulating him on his victory, adding that he would be meeting the Governor-elect in the next few hours to fashion out ways to institute a smooth transition programme.
Fayemi described the election as a hard fought one, adding however, that despite party affiliations, Ekiti people should see themselves as one.
Fayemi noted that the record of performance of his administration would continue to be a reference point in the history of the state, stressing that he has succeeded in raising the bar of excellence in governance.
He said, “Yesterday, Ekiti State decided. Following the gubernatorial elections held in the land of honour, Ekiti State, Nigeria, the Independent National Electoral Commission has officially returned the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the election.
“If indeed this is the will of the Ekiti People, I stand in deference to your will. If the result of the elections is an expression of the voice of our people, we must all heed your voice.
“I have just spoken with my brother, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, congratulating him on his victory. In a few hours from now, I would be meeting the Governor-elect to discuss the future of our dear state and how we would work together to institute a smooth transition programme.”