Former Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari, over the party’s victory in the just concluded presidential election, saying the victory signposts a new beginning for Nigeria and Nigerians.
“History has just been made in our dear country”, declared Fayemi, who hailed Buhari’s victory over the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan as a victory for democracy and the Nigerian citizenry.
Fayemi, in the statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, said that going by the outcome of the election, Nigerians have demonstrated to the entire world their ability and readiness to tow the path of greatness and oneness.
“Nigerians have spoken. They have spoken clearly through their votes. They want a new direction and a new approach to governance and the APC government under the able leadership of General Muhammadu Buhari owes them this and more”, said Fayemi.
Saying that a successful election is a sine qua non to an enduring democracy and sustainable development, Fayemi said that the emergence of the opposition party after 16 years rule by the Peoples’ Democratic Party marks a significant change in the annals of the country’s political history.
He added that the APC, through the victory, is now saddled with the responsibility of making a meaningful change in the lives of the people as promised during the electioneering.
Fayemi, who chaired the APC national convention that produced General Buhari as the party’s candidate, said Nigerians are the actual winners in the keenly contested election, having demonstrated rare courage and determination to effect the change they desired.
“This is a defining moment in our nation’s search for development. I congratulate the President-elect, General Buhari and his vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and also appreciate President Goodluck Jonathan for the exemplary way he conceded defeat and congratulated the winner.
“Kudos to the leadership of INEC. Above all, it is victory for democracy, it is victory for Nigeria and Nigerians and things can only get better for the country”, the statement added.