The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, on his election as Ondo State Governor-elect.
The felicitation message is in a statement issued on Sunday by Mr Turaki Hassan, the Speaker`s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs.
Dogara maintained that the victory of the APC in the election was a proof that the party was loved by Nigerians.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Akeredolu as winner in the Ondo State Nov. 26 governorship election with a total of 244,842 votes, ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, who polled 150,380 votes.
The Alliance for Democracy got 126, 889 votes while the Social Democratic Party got 10, 147 votes.
The Speaker said “the election of Chief Rotimi Akeredolu and the APC in Ondo State is a clear indication of the popularity of our political party.
“I would like to congratulate Akeredolu on his victory at the poll and also commend our great party, the APC, for a thorough and successful campaign.’’
Dogara then urged stakeholders to come together and ensure that the incoming APC government in Ondo State delivered the mandate given by the people, in line with the party’s manifesto.
He said that “as a party, we must take our victory in Ondo State seriously since the people have placed enormous trust in us.
“We must, therefore, deliver on policies that will improve the standard of living of the people.’’
While commending the people of Ondo State for keeping the election process peaceful and coming out to perform their civic duty, Dogara also praised INEC and security agencies for ensuring a hitch-free exercise.