The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) congratulates the governor-elect of Ekiti state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on his victory at the gubernatorial elections, and the people of Ekiti for their conduct during the process which held on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
In a statement signed by the Forum’s director-general. Asishana Okauru, NGF also complimented the incumbent governor, Kayode Fayemi for demonstrating what it called ‘a rare spirit of sportsmanship’ by accepting the outcome of the election and promising to work with Mr. Fayose to take the state forward. Adding that the peaceful conduct of the election assures Nigerians that the future of democracy is bright.
The NGF also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its management of the election, and urged all other national institutions and security agencies to emulate the commission. It called on those agencies to eschew partisanship and learn to discharge their responsibilities with professionalism, putting their services at the disposal of all Nigerians irrespective of political affiliations.
The statement said: “The people of the state have made all Nigeria proud by demonstrating, again, that Nigerians, on their own can choose their own leaders on their own terms, in an ordered manner.
“We call on the governor-elect to see the election as one in which there is no victor and no vanquished. We urge him to put behind him the acrimony and controversy that characterized electioneering in the state in the past few months and begin to work out a master plan to give quality governance to the people of the state.
“We trust that Mr. Fayose will demonstrate the requisite large-heartedness to warm up to all Ekiti people irrespective of their political affiliations.”