President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to the winner of the 2022 Ekiti gubernatorial election, Biodun Oyebanji.
Oyebanji, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 187, 057 votes to win the election conducted on Saturday.
He was declared the winner by Prof. Oyebode Adebowale, the INEC Returning Officer for the Ekiti State, who stated Oyebanji had satisfied the law.
In his congratulatory message to Oyebanji, President Buhari through his spokesman Femi Adesina on Sunday in Abuja said the victory was well-deserved considering Oyebanji's contributions to the state's development and the party.
"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", Buhari said.
Speaking further, the president called on all members of APC to see the victory as a good sign for the 2023 general elections and work assiduously to ensure the party’s victory, continuing the trend with Osun State next in July.