Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has praised the people of the state for their peaceful conduct during Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that the governor also commended them for voting overwhelmingly for the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and all APC National Assembly candidates.

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was declared the winner of the election in Ekiti State on Sunday, having garnered a total of 201,484 votes.

Tinubu emerged victorious across the 16 local government areas of the state in the Presidential election held on Saturday. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) secured 89,554 and 11,397 votes, respectively, trailing behind the APC candidate.

The results for the Ekiti State Presidential Election were announced by Collation Officer Prof. Akeem Lasisi at the INEC Headquarters in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday afternoon.

Governor Oyebanji described the APC victory as a reflection of the people’s love for the party and a reaffirmation of the mandate given to him and the party during the June 18, 2022 governorship election.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, the Governor expressed gratitude to the Ekiti electorate for standing with him, the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and all the National Assembly candidates in the election.

Governor Oyebanji also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the efficiency demonstrated during the election, which he said was an improvement in previous elections.

“Special thanks to Ekitikete for their peaceful conduct during Saturday’s election and for supporting and ensuring victory for our Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and all our Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates.

“The Ekiti electorates have continue to conduct themselves in a very peaceful and honourable manner and yesterday was another remarkably peaceful outing. I thank you all for voting massively for Asiwaju Tinubu and all our candidates as promised, even as we look forward to witnessing greater level of development and prosperity in our state.

“We also thank INEC for the remarkable improvement in the conduct of the election. The security agencies were also superb in their conduct and deserve our commendation.

“Special thanks to all our traditional rulers, religious leaders, political leaders, union leaders, leaders of associations, leaders of professional groups, market leaders, artisan and all political party leaders for ensuring that our state remain peaceful during and after the election. You are the real winners.”, the Governor added.

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