Election Victory: APC Chieftain Congratulates Buhari, Osinbajo
A Chieftain of All Progressive Congress APC in Ekiti State, Prince Akintade Olayisade have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for their victory in the presidential election.
President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was in the early hours of Wednesday 27, February 2019, declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
The President polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who got 11, 262,978 votes.
Olayisade, in a statement personally signed and made available to news men in Ado- Ekiti on Sunday, said the victory was a confirmation of the people’s love for Buhari and an attestation that Nigerians were happy with the progress the Federal Government has made in the last four years.
He expressed confidence that he would use the opportunity of his second term to build on the successes already recorded by the APC administration since 2015.
“I thank the people of Nigeria for re-affirming their confidence in the ability and capacity of President Muhammadu Buhari to steer the affairs of this nation for the next four years.”
He also expressed gratitude to Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and the people of Ekiti State for ensuring the emergence of all the six House of Representatives candidates of the party and three senatorial seats, which he said would give the state a strong voice in the National Assembly.
“I urge all Nigerians and the international community to accept the verdict as the election was adjudged free, credible, transparent and peaceful.
“It is a victory for dignity for our country. I congratulate the Nigerian masses, most especially because the victory is a testimony that power belongs and resides with the masses.
“I'm indeed very happy that the victory was handed over to PMB, an individual who is strongly committed to protect the interest of the masses against the greed and avariciousness of the Nigerian elites.
“To me, the victory does not come as a surprise for it is a well- deserved one. It only came as a result of the unprecedented achievements recorded, acknowledged by Nigerians and other sister countries who are friends of our dear country.
“I'm indeed confident that the achievements in the first term in office shall be a child’s play when compared to what will be achieved in the second term.
“It is also time for all of us Nigerians, regardless of beliefs, religion, ethnicity, creed or class, to be genuinely committed, dedicated and strive hard toward rendering selfless services to our dear country.
“Since we have no other country we can call ours, now is the time to join hand with President Muhammadu Buhari in taking Nigeria to the next level in the provision of good governance that will engender realisation of much-needed dividends of democracy.
“Let us learn lesson from the Americans and other advanced democracies of the world, the moment general elections is over, they stop playing politics, all and sundry join hands with the winner in the provision of qualitative services to their country.
“This, they do for the love of their country. We hereby make a call to all our compatriots to rise to this call of patriotism and loyalty to our dear country”, he said.