The Pan Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, and the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), on Sunday congratulated the governor-elect of Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC on Saturday declared Fayose, the PDP candidate, as winner of the governorship election in Ekiti.
Afenifere spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin, told NAN that the election of Fayose reflected the people’s choice.
“The Ekiti people have spoken and we congratulate the governor elect”, Odumakin said.
Odumakin, however, urged the governor-elect to utilise the opportunity of his re-election to correct any mistakes he may have made during his first term.
“He should come to office with better maturity and make life better for the Ekiti people”, the afenifere spokesman said.
He further urged Fayose to govern with the fear of God and justify the trust reposed in him by his people.
The South West Secretary of the CNPP, Mr Austin Nnorom, also urged Fayemi to accept defeat in the spirit of sportsmanship.
He urged the people of Osun to emulate the conduct of Ekiti people by making sure that their votes counted.
In a related development, the Ndigbo Cultural Society of Nigeria (NCSN) has urged the governor-elect to ensure that the interests of the Ndigbo community in the state were taken into consideration.
The group, in a congratulatory message signed by its President, Chief Udoka Udeogaranya, said promoting a spirit of inclusion would enable non-indigenes contribute their quota to the development of the state. (NAN)