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‘APC is getting stronger’ — Buhari reacts to Oyebanji’s victory at Ekiti guber poll

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (INEC), Biodun Oyebanji on his victory at the just-concluded gubernatorial election in Ekiti State.

BlackBox Nigeria had reported that Oyebanji polled 187,057 votes to beat his two main challengers — Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who secured 82,211 and 67,457 votes, respectively.

In a statement on Sunday, Buhari described the victory as “well deserved”, considering the APC candidate’s contributions to the development of Ekiti State and the party, over the years.

“The APC is getting stronger and more united. The victory of our party in Ekiti is an indication of the confidence of Nigerians in the ability of our great party to deliver quality governance to all,” he said.

“I equally rejoice with the APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and the National Working Committee, on the victory, the first under the tenure of the newly elected executives of the party. This is a good beginning for the entire team.

“All APC members across and outside the country should see this victory as a good omen for the 2023 general elections, and work assiduously to ensure the party’s victory, continuing the trend with Osun State next month.”

The President congratulated the people of Ekiti State on the smooth conduct of the election, saying they are the real victors for being able to choose a new leader for the next four years.

Buhari also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the law enforcement agencies for the extensive preparations put in place, adding that such momentum must be maintained for all the upcoming elections.

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