Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said the emergence of Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the governor – elect of Ondo State is an indication that people still love the party.
In a statement by his media aide, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker congratulated Akeredolu on his victory at the poll.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had earlier today declared Akeredolu as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election.
According to Dogara, “The election of Barrister Akeredolu and the APC in Ondo state is a clear indication of the popularity of our political party.
“The victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election is proof that the party is still loved by Nigerians.
“I would like to congratulate my learned colleague on his victory at the poll, and also commend our great party, the All Progressives Congress, for a thorough and successful campaign.”
“As a party, we must take our victory in Ondo seriously since the people have placed enormous trust in us.
“We must, therefore, deliver on policies that will improve their standard of living.