Delta State Governorship Flag bearer of the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, and frontline Delta Politician and statesman, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru has spoken on the recently concluded governorship election in Ekiti State and congratulated Governor-Elect Mr. Ayodele Peter Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for achieving a resounding victory in the polls.
Chief Ogboru, whose comments were contained in a press release signed by himself and issued on his behalf by his senior media aide, Mr. Doyin Iyiola, equally congratulated the out-going governor of Ekiti State, Governor Kayode Fayemi, for his magnanimity in accepting the election results, and saluted the courage of President Goodluck Jonathan for providing the transparent leadership and enabling environment necessary for the conduct of a credible election.
According to the statement titled: JEGA AND INEC ON THE RIGHT PATH; CONGRATULATIONS TO FAYOSE, FAYEMI, THE PEOPLE OF EKITI & MR. PRESIDENT, Ogboru, who spoke in the wake of the Ekiti governorship polls, also hailed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega and the Independent National Electoral Commission, for conducting an election which met global benchmarks and has been widely acclaimed as free and fair, describing it as ‘a huge positive development for our democracy’.
The statement reads thus: JEGA AND INEC ON THE RIGHT PATH; CONGRATULATIONS TO FAYOSE, FAYEMI, THE PEOPLE OF EKITI & MR. PRESIDENT, “Yesterday’s governorship election in Ekiti State has been widely acclaimed as free and fair. This is a huge positive development for our democracy.
“We must first salute the courage of President Goodluck Jonathan for providing the transparent leadership necessary for a credible election. Professor Attahiru Jega and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deserve commendation for meeting global benchmarks in this election. This is what Nigerians have always expected from INEC. Sham elections demean us as a people and create avoidable instabilities with unimaginable consequences.
“An election reflecting the will of the people of Ekiti State is a victory for all. His Excellency Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi has etched his name in the sands of time as a civilized democrat by accepting the people’s verdict. Nigeria surely needs such a great man in our continuing quest for greatness.
“Finally, may I on behalf of our people, congratulate His Excellency Dr. Ayodele Fayose and the good people of Ekiti State for this victory. This victory tells of an unbroken bond with the Ekiti grassroots. May God grant the Governor-Elect the wisdom and grace to make a difference in Ekiti State”, the statement concluded.