Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has broken his silence after Kayode Fayemi emerged winner of Ekiti governorship election today.
Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the outcome of the election which returned Kayode Fayemi as the governor-elect of Ekiti State as the reflection of choice of the people, according to a report by Daily Independent
The ex-President made this known in a letter dated 15th July, 2018 addressed to the governor-elect, a copy of which was obtained by Daily Independent, Obasanjo said the people have demonstrated, by their conduct, that they cherish Fayemi and will do everything possible to make him succeed.
Obasanjo urges the governor-elect to reciprocate the people’s trust by doing everything to strengthen their faith in democracy and it’s ability to bring about improved material conditions and better service delivery.
He also urged Fayemi to be magnanimous in victory by extending hands of fellowship who failed in their bid for the elected office.
The gesture, Obasanjo said would not only be charitable but would also help to cool passions in the wider interest of Ekiti State in particular and Nigeria at large.
Obasanjo wrote from Beijing, China, “You will agree with me, no doubt, that the outcome of the election broadly reflects the choice of your people, who have, by their conduct, visibly demonstrated that they cherish you and will do their utmost to make you succeed.
“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.
“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.
“Such a gesture is not only charitable but should also help at this time to cool passions in the wider interest of Ekiti State in particular and Nigeria at large.
“I felicitate with you, once again, on your renewed mandate and, as you prepare for another four years at the helms of affairs of Ekiti State, I extend best wishes for your good health and the continued progress of Ekiti State under your able leadership.”