•Cautions opposition against resort to self help
By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dr. John Kayode Fayemi on winning the Ekiti State governorship election.
According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and all party supporters for the hard-fought victory after a dignified campaign.
He also urged the governor-elect and APC members to be magnanimous in victory as the incoming administration prepares to unfold a new lease of life for the people of Ekiti State through purposeful and responsible governance.
Buhari commended the people of the State for their matured and peaceful conduct as they made their choice using the power of the ballot.
The President Buhari lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for adequate preparations and displaying impartiality throughout the process.
He applauded the security agencies for creating the right atmosphere for the relatively peaceful conduct of the polls and urges them to sustain the peace.
While commending local and international observers and monitors for their vigilance and contributions towards the relatively hitch-free exercise, Buhari urged the losers to be gallant in conceding defeat and use constitutional means to settle whatever grievances they may have rather than resort to self-help.