Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has congratulated Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon, over his victory at the poll, saying the victory was an indication that Nigerians still preferred APC to other parties.
Oyetola, who is a member of the Bayelsa State All Progressives Congress Governorship Campaign Committee, also noted that the favour the ruling party was enjoying from Nigerians was owing largely to its pro-people policies and programmes at the various state levels and even at the centre.
A statement by Oyetola’s Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Monday, quoted the governor as describing APC’s victory in Bayelsa poll as a “sweet one” and noted that winning the state had put paid to the claims that APC was a party with no foothold in the South-South.
The governor further said the people of Bayelsa State deserved commendation for their resilience in deepening the country’s democracy through their decision to vote the progressive party into power for the first time since 1999.
The statement read, “On behalf of the people and government of Osun State, I congratulate our President, Muhammadu Buhari, our National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the leadership of the APC and the APC governorship campaign committee under the chairmanship of the Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru for this sweet and well- deserved victory.
“I congratulate the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission for conducting a peaceful election in the state.”