The victory of Ondo governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu has officially been stamped by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The electoral body on Wednesday presented Akeredolu with certificate of return.
Akeredolu was accompanied to the event which was held at the INEC headquarters in Akure, the state capital by his wife, Betty. Others at the event include the State Chairman of the party, Isaac Kekemeke, his deputy, Ade Adetimehin, former deputy governor, Ali Olanusi, Director-General of Akeredolu’s campaign platform, Victor Olabimtan, Femi Agagu, Kehinde Henry Bello and Oladunni Odu.
Akeredolu, said the victory is not for him or APC alone but for the good people of the state. “it is a victory for the people of Ondo state, irrespective of which side of the divide you stood during the election. “For me it is a call to service and a challenge to perform. Although we all had different point of view before the election but today, as members of one strong, vibrant and indivisible Ondo state family, we are all united and resolute with one single objective to save our beloved state.
“I cannot thank enough, my fellow compatriots during this election, who had a separate conviction and voted elsewhere. “They took the guts to answer the call of democracy to make a choice. I believe it is these resounding voices that have created this worthy moment which is making this victory real and refreshing.”