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  • Updated: June 20, 2022

Ekiti 2022: Bello Congratulates Oyebanji On Emergence As Governor-Elect

Ekiti 2022: Bello Congratulates Oyebanji On Emergence As Go

Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello has congratulated the Governor-elect of Ekiti state, Abiodun Oyebanji after being declared as the winner of the just concluded Saturday election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Oyebanji who was the flag bearer of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) polled the highest votes of 187, 057 while the closest contenders, Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party and Chief Bisi Kolawole of the People’s Democratic Party, scored 82, 211 and 67, 457 votes respectively.

Governor Bello said that the convincing victory of the ruling party at the outing is a message to the  various opposition parties en route to the 2023 general election proofing the wide acceptance of the party.

He lauded the various party leadership for their staunch efforts in galvanising support for the party’s flagbearer and working together to ensure that the party had a good outing.

Bello extended his congratulations to President Muhammadu Buhari over the victory of the party at the polls, adding that the President’s agenda of delivering a free and fair election has continued to gain momentum with the Ekiti election being another testament to the President’s promise to strengthen democracy.

The governor however urged Oyebanji to be magnanimous in victory and extend a hand of fellowship to his fellow contenders while they should in the spirit of sportsmanship reciprocate such gesture and all together ensure the continuity of a developmental agenda in the state.

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