Prof Kayode Fayemi was declared the winner in the Ekiti governorship election which held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has now congratulated the governor-elect. The former President described Fayemi’s victory is a huge feat.

Obasanjo urged the Governor-elect in an interview, to do all he can to restore the hopes of the Ekiti people.

“Indeed, your success at the polls after a hard-fought campaign is proof that the people of Ekiti State value your leadership and appreciate the efforts you have made thus far on their behalf.

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“I salute you and all those who worked for your re-election.

“I urge you, therefore, to reciprocate their trust by doing everything you can to strengthen their faith in democracy and in its ability to bring about improved material conditions and better service delivery to them.''

Obasanjo also called on Fayemi to be generous in victory.

He said: “You have fought and won the election and deserve to savour the victory. As you rejoice, however, I would urge that you should be magnanimous in victory and stretch a hand of fellowship to the other candidates who failed in their bid for elected office.”

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