By Popoola Wasiu
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday congratulated Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, for his victory at the governorship election held on Saturday.Akeredolu was declared winner of the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), defeating his closest rival, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 244,842 to 150,380 votes, while Mr. Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) polled 126,889 votes.
Governor Ambode, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC and the people of Ondo State for the outcome of the election.
The Governor specially congratulated Akeredolu for his hard fought victory and wished him well as he prepares to take the mantle of leadership of the State.
He also urged the Ondo Governor-Elect to use his tenure to forge ahead with the quest to unite the Yoruba nation especially through regional integration and economic transformation of the South-West geo-political zone.
Governor Ambode also congratulated the Ondo electorate for comporting themselves peacefully throughout the period of the election, while urging those aggrieved with the result to channel their grievances to the appropriate quarters rather than resort to self help.