Erstwhile member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Femi Fani-Kayode, has congratulated Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State for emerging winner of the Saturday, August 9, 2014 governorship election in the state.
Fani-Kayode, who left APC some months ago to return to the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting a free and fair poll, as well as security forces who ensured law and order during the election.
“I hereby congratulate him (Aregbesola) and his party (APC) on their victory,” he said, adding that, “I commend INEC for conducting a free and fair election in which there was no rigging. I commend the security agencies for maintaining law and order and ensuring that no-one was killed or maimed.”
Furthermore, the former Minister of Aviation said, “I salute the courage of my friends and colleagues in the PDP in Osun state for putting up a good fight. I thank my kinsmen and the good people of my district, zone and hometown Ile-Ife particularly for standing by the PDP in this election and delivering virtually all the votes in their four local government areas to our son and candidate Senator Iyiola Omisore.”
Concluding, Fani-Kayode noted that, “This is democracy and the will of the people must be respected. You win some and you lose some yet the struggle continues. Though we lost this one we are not deterred. As a matter of fact the battle has just started and we are deeply encouraged and touched by the massive suppport that we received from many quarters.
“We shall continue to proudly fly the flag of the PDP and we shall continue to work and fight for a better Nigeria. God bless the good people of Osun state. God bless Nigeria.”