The governor-elect of Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, yesterday thanked the people of the state for voting for him and promised to work with Gov. Kayode Fayemi in developing the state.
Fayose spoke at a maiden news conference in Ado-Ekiti after he was declared the winner of Saturday’s gubernatorial election by INEC.
The governor-elect recorded a resounding victory with a total vote haul of 203, 090 out of the 350,256 votes cast.
Fayose, who called on other candidates to support his administration, warned his supporters against making disparaging remarks which may promote violence.
He particularly warned against attacks on the personality of the incumbent governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, saying, “we must respect each other so as to allow peace to reign in our dear state.”
“Governor Fayemi has called to congratulate me and I am determined to reciprocate this humble and kind gesture,” Fayose said.
Fayose also pledged to work in particular with Fayemi and Opeyemi Bamidele of Labour Party in order to draw from their wealth of experience.
The governor-elect also said indigenes of the state would benefit from award of contracts, saying this would boost the local economy and create employment.
Fayose further promised to assist all victims of political violence during the election without consideration for party affiliation. [NAN]