Fayose thanks Ekiti people, pledges to partner with Fayemi

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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.

Fayemi and Fayose

Fayemi and Fayose

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)

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