The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, has commended the newly elected governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
On March 18, gubernatorial elections were held in 28 states, and the APC won 15 of them, including Lagos, Kaduna, Ogun, Ebonyi, and Benue.
In a statement released by the governor’s spokesperson Richard Olatunde, Akeredolu said that the party’s electoral triumph demonstrated that the notion of “political progressivism,” as promoted by the party, was firmly entrenched in Nigeria.
He said that the winning of the governors’-elect in the face of fierce resistance had given the party a new life.
“I rejoice with all governors-elect on the platform of our great party, the APC. Your emergence is a tonic and energiser for the growth and development of the party. Progressivism has come to stay in Nigeria’s political space,” he said.
“Undoubtedly, your victory is the needed elixir for our great party to take firm roots in the political firmament of our nation. Since political parties thrive on popularity and relevance, you have further sustained the body and soul of our party.
“On the strength of our party’s manifestos and ideology, we shall together help deliver dividends of good governance to the Nigeria people in line with the renewed hope mantra of our president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“Once again, I congratulate my colleagues re-elected for a second term in office. Your performance and hard work paid off. You had blazed the trail for a long and your people have rewarded you by reinvesting their mandate with you.
“We must salute all those who toiled to bring to fruition this comforting feat. Our victory as a party belongs to the people who have chosen to embrace APC despite all odds.
“As we enjoy this enthralling moment, let us prepare for the task ahead. We have recorded great leaps as a party. We must be ready to drive agenda that will sustain and maintain the goodwill enjoyed by our party among the people.
“I am particularly enamoured by the track record and antecedents of most of the governors-elect. It shows that our party recognises excellence. I have no doubt that you are all fresh and resourceful and committed to upholding our ideals and common cause.”
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