BY ETOP EKANEM
THE South-West zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi and the governor elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose for displaying a high sense of maturity over the just concluded governorship election in the state.
The party made its position known in a statement issued by its Zonal Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Waheed Lawal, in Ibadan, yesterday.
It said unlike the old practice of throwing fire and brimstone by the contestants and planning litigation,the governor congratulated the winner and embraced him while the latter reciprocated the kind gesture.
According to the party, ”honestly, this is a confirmation of genuine patriotism and passion for the growth of Ekiti State where the two contestants come from.”
The PDP congratulated the people of Ekiti State for effecting the change of government in a peaceful and constitutional manner, adding: “Truly, the state demonstrates being a fountain of knowledge.”
The party said both the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the security operatives should be given a pat on the back for the peaceful conduct of the election and appealed to INEC to replicate the feat during the August governorship election in Osun State and the 2015 election respectively.
The party said it was vindicated in its position that PDP would reclaim its mandate in the South-West, stressing that all the party chieftains are now ready for subsequent elections.