Ekiti Election: Gov Fayemi Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the governor-elect Ayodele Fayose, who resoundingly defeated him in Saturday’s gubernatorial polls.

Fayose secured a landslide victory with a total of 203,090 out of the 350,256 votes cast, beating Fayemi, his closest rival, with 82,657 votes.

In a statement he signed, the governor said, “If indeed this is the will of the Ekiti People, I stand in deference to your will. If the result of the elections is an expression of the voice of our people, we must all heed your voice.”

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He said he would work together with the newly elected governor whom he called his brother to discuss the future of Ekiti State and how to institute a smooth transition programme.

He admitted that the election had been a hard fought battle, but that despite the diverse party affiliations, citizens of the state must remember that they are bound by a common territory and culture and must work together to guard what is theirs.

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“Indeed a new sociology of the Ekiti people may have evolved. However, the task of understanding how the outcome of this election has defined us as a people will be that of scholars. For us as an administration and a cadre of political leaders in Ekiti State, we have fought a good fight, we have kept faith,” he said in a farewell tone.

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He thanked members of the All Progressive Party, APC, his campaign team and the people of the state who defied the siege imposed on the state to cast their votes.

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