The Ondo State governor-elect, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu has said his victory in last Saturday’s governorship election in the state was not only for himself nor his party, the All Progressives Congress but for the people of the state.
He also promised to carry along everybody in his incoming administration including all those who did not vote for him during the election .
The governor-elect stated this after receiving his Certificate of Return at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Tuesday .
He said, ” Today’s victory is of God through the good people of Ondo State. It is not for me or APC alone. It is a victory for the people of Ondo state, irrespective of which side of the divide you stood during the election. For me it is a call to service and a challenge to perform.
“Although we all had different points of view before the election but today, as members of one strong, vibrant and indivisible Ondo State family, we are all united and resolute with one single objective to save our beloved Ondo State.
“With this new dawn, it is now time to rediscover and reinvent ourselves. It is time to find what we lost, to rescue this land and its people from the myriad of poverty and pains which daily assail their lives. ”
He urged members of the party to be united and support his administration in order to revamp the fortunes of the state, saying ” we will take deliberate and decisive steps to optimally harness our overall potential for greatness, prosperity, peace and stability.”
The Certificate of Return was presented to the governor-elect by the INEC Supervising National Commissioner, Mr. Solomon Soyebi.