The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has commended the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, over the successful gubernatorial election conducted during the weekend.
According to Tinubu, Fayemi's leadership style led to the APC retaining power in the state after the party's candidate Biodun Oyebanji was announced the winner on Sunday.
Speaking on the outcome of the election, Tinubu told the people of the state to continue to retain their faith in the APC.
"I must commend the now outgoing-Governor, Kayode Fayemi, and his team whose progressive leadership in Ekiti made it possible for APC to retain government for the next four years. I am confident that the Governor will finish well and strong.
"While thanking the people of Ekiti once again for standing by APC, I urge them and indeed the generality of Nigerians to continue to maintain their faith and confidence in our party", he said in a statement by his Media Office.
Tinubu also sent a congratulatory message to Oyebanji on his victory in the election.
"I congratulate our Governor-elect Abiodun Oyebanji and his Deputy, Mrs Monisade Afuye, for their great success at the election.
"This victory is our victory as members of the APC", he stated.