The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Sunday congratulated Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on his victory at the polls.
The party, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo described Akeredolu’s victory as well deserved.
According to the statement, the victory is a referendum on his sterling performance in the first term to the commendation and appreciation of the good people of Ondo state, but to the consternation and bewilderment of his political opponents.
The party further pointed that his victory is a further testimony of Ondo state as progressive that is desirous and deserving of good governance.
“The majority endorsement of Akeredolu is a challenge to build on his past achievements and address the yearnings of the people.
“The victory of the ruling APC shows that the opposition is no match whenever we have all hands on deck working for the overall interest of the party. It reinforces our conviction that the loss of Edo state was an own goal which is not beyond redemption in the near future.
“By the same token, we congratulate Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu who as the chairman of the Ondo state Campaign council for Governorship election brought his Midas touch to bear to ensure the desired result.
“Hopefully, governance which has literally grounded to a halt in the opposition PDP states as a result of their governors’ desperation to snatch victory in APC states will now mercifully resume,” the statement added.
According to INEC, Akeredolu polled 292,830, Mr. Jegede scored 195,791 votes, a difference of 97,039 votes
The incumbent deputy governor in the state and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Agboola Ajayi, came a distant third by scoring 69,127 votes.
Mr Akeredolu had also defeated Mr Jegede in the 2016 governorship election. Then, Mr Ajayi was Mr Akeredolu’s running mate.