The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara on Sunday congratulated Ondo State Governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and subsequently advised him to take his victory seriously.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, Dogara, saying, “as a party, we must take our victory in Ondo seriously since the people have placed enormous trust in us. We must, therefore, deliver on policies that will improve their standard of living.”
The Speaker, however, said that the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election is a proof that the party is still loved by Nigerians.
According to him, “The election of Barrister Akeredolu and the APC in Ondo state is a clear indication of the popularity of our political party.
“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 stated.
The Speaker then urged all stakeholders to come together and ensure that the incoming APC government in Ondo delivers on the mandate given by the people in line with the party’s manifesto.
While commending the people of Ondo State for keeping the election process peaceful and coming out to perform their civic duty; Dogara, also praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for ensuring a hitch-free exercise.