Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday congratulated the Ekiti State Governor – elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on his victory at the Saturday Governorship election in the State, saying he “deserved to savour” his victory.
Obasanjo who said he received the news of Kayode’s victory while in transit to Beijing, China, added that the outcome of the election “broadly reflects the choice of Ekiti people.”
The message was contained in congratulatory letter dated July 15, 2019 and addressed to Fayemi.
The ex – President stated that Ekiti people have by their conduct, demonstrated that they cherish Fayemi and would do their utmost to make him succeed.
He urged him to reciprocate the trust of the people.
“I urge you, therefore, to reciprocate their trust by doing everything you can to strengthen their faith in democracy and in its ability to bring about improved material conditions and better service delivery to them,” Obasanjo stated.
He also advised Fayemi to be magnanimous in victory and stretch hands of fellowship to the other candidates who failed in their bid to the elected office.
According to him, such gesture would not only be charitable, but also help to “cool passions in the wider interest of Ekiti State in particular and Nigeria at large.”