Buhari to Fayemi: Be magnanimous in victory

President , who will depart for the Netherlands today, has urged  Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, the winner of the governorship election, to be magnanimous in victory .

In a message of congratulations to the , Buhari described the election as ‘hard fought’.

In the statement by Femi Adesina, the media special adviser,  Buhari commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) and all party supporters for the hard-fought victory after a dignified campaign.

President Buhari urged Fayemi  and APC members to be magnanimous in victory as the incoming administration prepares to unfold a new lease of life for the people of through purposeful and responsible governance.

Buhari and Fayemi: during the campaign on Tuesday

He commended the people of the State for their matured and as they made their choice using the power of the ballot.

President Buhari also lauded the (INEC) for adequate preparations and displaying impartiality throughout the process.

He applauded the security agencies for creating the right atmosphere for the relatively of the polls and urges them to sustain the peace.

He also commended local and international observers and monitors for their vigilance and contributions towards the relatively hitch-free exercise.

The President urged  the losers to be gallant in conceding defeat and to use constitutional means to settle whatever grievances they may have rather than resort to self-help.

President Buhari appealed to all stakeholders in to work towards a successful transition to a new administration in the higher interest of not only the State but the entire nation and its fledgling democratic experience.

“In all this, the people of Ekiti State have spoken loud and clear, and democracy has won again,” the President noted.

Source: NAN

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