Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on his victory in the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State.
The President extended his goodwill message to the minister in a series of tweets on his personal Twitter handle on Sunday.
He was also optimistic that having won the party’s ticket, the former governor would leverage his track record as a reformist who has a passion for education, health and welfare, to reclaim the governorship seat when the state goes to poll on July 14.
President Buhari further applauded other aspirants who took part in the keenly-contested primary.
He urged them to uphold the values and philosophy of the ruling party by coming together to support Dr Fayemi in the forthcoming election, in a bid to ensure the APC emerge victoriously.
The President noted that the ruling party values internal democracy, describing the success of the primary election as another testament to the APC’s democratic credentials.
He also assured members of the party and Nigeria that the party would continue to work hard to lead the country to the next level of its development journey.
Congratulations to @kfayemi on winning the APC ticket to contest the July 14, 2018 governorship elections in Ekiti State. I have no doubt that Dr Fayemi’s track record as a reformist—with a passion for education, health and welfare—will stand him in good stead in the elections.
“I would also like to commend all the participants in the keenly-contested Primary. I would like them to uphold the values and philosophy of the APC by joining hands to support Dr. Fayemi in the forthcoming elections.
He said that APC has taken internal democracy seriously, and the success of the Ekiti Primary, with more than 30 aspirants, further validates our party’s democratic credentials.
“Let me assure that we will continue to work hard to lead Nigeria to the next level of its development journey.’’
He was also optimistic that having won the party’s ticket, the former governor would leverage his track record as a reformist who has a passion for education, health and welfare, to reclaim the governorship seat when the state goes to poll on July 14.
President Buhari further applauded other aspirants who took part in the keenly-contested primary.
He urged them to uphold the values and philosophy of the ruling party by coming together to support Dr Fayemi in the forthcoming election, in a bid to ensure the APC emerge victoriously.
The President noted that the ruling party values internal democracy, describing the success of the primary election as another testament to the APC’s democratic credentials.
He also assured members of the party and Nigeria that the party would continue to work hard to lead the country to the next level of its development journey.
Also in his reaction, outgoing Ekiti governor, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, expressed happiness that APC has chosen a candidate that the people would reject.
In his tweet, he said: “I thank the APC for giving Ekiti people a candidate they love to vote against at all times. Fayemi should not celebrate this pyrrhic victory yet because it is nothing but a flame that will be quenched on July 14. He should expect to suffer worse defeat compared to that of 2014.’’ (NAN)