Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Sunday, said the victory of the All Progressives Congress standard-bearer, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN at the Ondo State governorship poll is a proof that the APC is still popular among Nigerians.
Dogara in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan said: “The election of Barrister Akeredolu and the APC in Ondo state is a clear indication of the popularity of our political party.
“The victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election is proof that the party is still loved by Nigerians.
“I would like to congratulate my learned colleague on his victory at the poll, and also commend our great party, the All Progressives Congress, for a thorough and successful campaign.”
He urged all stakeholders to come together and ensure that the incoming APC government in Ondo delivers on the mandate given by the people inline with the party’s manifesto.
“As a party, we must take our victory in Ondo seriously since the people have placed enormous trust in us,” he said.
“We must, therefore, deliver on policies that will improve their standard of living.”
Dogara, who commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for “ensuring a hitch-free exercise,” also praised the people of Ondo state for “keeping the election process peaceful and coming out to perform their civic duty”.