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Ekiti Guber Election: Buhari Congratulates APC Candidate Oyebanji 

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Biodun Oyebanji, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on his victory on the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State. 

DIPLOMATIC DIARY earlier reported that the Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor, the University of Ibadan, Prof Kayode Adebowale, declared Oyebanji as governor-elect, having secured 187,057 votes,   cast in the governorship poll.

 “Oyebanji, having scored the highest number of votes is declared the winner and returned elected as the governor-elect of Ekiti State”, Prof. Adebowale declared.

Reacting to the outcome of the poll, President  Buhari said the victory was well deserved considering Oyebanji’s contributions to the development of the State and the party before his nomination as the standard-bearer, urging him, however, to be magnanimous in victory in the interest of the people of the State.

President Buhari also rejoiced with the National Chairman of APC, Senator Abdulahi Adamu, and the National Working Committee for the victory, the first under the tenure of the newly elected executives of the party.

The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity,  Femi Adesina, said, “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.”

He charged all APC members across and outside the country to see this as a good omen for the 2023 general elections and work assiduously to ensure the party’s victory, continuing the trend with Osun State next month in July.

President Buhari also felicitated the people of Ekiti State for the smooth conduct of the election, affirming that they are the real victors as they have been able to freely choose their leader for the next four years.

He lauded INEC and the law enforcement agencies for preparations put in place, urging them to keep the momentum for upcoming elections.

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