Fayose Wins Ekiti Governorship Election, Fayemi Accepts Defeat & Congratulates Him

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June 22, 2014 – Fayose Wins Ekiti Governorship Election, Fayemi Accepts Defeat & Congratulates Him

Kayode Fayemi has conceded defeat in the just concluded gubernatorial election in Ekiti state Nigeria. He has since offered the winner, Fayose congratulations.

In a Press statement dated Sunday the 22nd of June 2014, Fayemi who called Fayose his brother said if it is the will of Ekiti state people to make Fayose their new Governor , then let it be.

He further said all the abuse and political intimidation APC leaders suffered in the hand of the military during the election has been documented and would be communicated to the appropriate authorities.
Fayemi & wife at the poll

The letter reads;

“If This Is the Will of the People” Concession Speech By His Excellency Dr. Kayode FAYEMIGovernor, Ekiti State, Nigeria Following the 2014 Gubernatorial Elections Government House, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria Sunday, June 22, 2014

Protocols : In o kun o Ekiti kete.

Yesterday, Ekiti State decided. Following the gubernatorial elections held in the land of honour, Ekiti State, Nigeria, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially returned the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election.

If indeed this is the will of the Ekiti People, I stand in deference to your will. If the result of the elections is an expression of the voice of our people, we must all heed your voice.

I have just spoken with my brother, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, congratulating him on his victory. In a few hours from now, I would be meeting the Governor-elect to discuss the future of our dear state and how we would work together to institute a smooth transition programme.

It has been a hard fought election. As expected, in the course of the campaigns, there were unsavory episodes as the candidates toured the nooks and crannies of the state to sell ourselves to the people. Elections tend to be highly divisive affairs that often see brother rising against brother. Despite our diverse party affiliations, and regardless of which way we voted on Saturday, we must remember that we are all sons and daughters of Ekiti State. Ekiti is ours to build together.

On our part, over the course of the campaigns, we presented our scorecards before the people of Ekiti State. We never at any point took your support for granted. We campaigned, we canvassed and we traversed the nooks and crannies of this State. Our performance and achievements in office will remain the backdrop against which the next government and indeed future governments will be assessed. We are proud that with the support of Ekiti people, we have raised the bar of excellence in governance. In all, we gave our best, for conscience and for posterity.

Indeed a new sociology of the Ekiti people may have evolved. However, the task of understanding how the outcome of this election has defined us as a people will be that of scholars. For us as an administration and a cadre of political leaders in Ekiti State, we have fought a good fight, we have kept faith.

To members of our party, our campaign team and indeed all Ekiti people who defied the siege on our state to cast their votes for our party, I salute your exemplary courage and doggedness in the face of harassment. Thank you for staying the course. The incidences of brazen harassment, intimidation and allied infractions on fundamental human rights, which many of you suffered in the hands of agents of the state, would be documented and communicated to the appropriate authorities, for the records.

I thank you all for listening.
May God bless the land of honour, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Dr. Kayode Fayemi
Governor, Ekiti State
Sunday, June 22, 2014

10 thoughts on “Fayose Wins Ekiti Governorship Election, Fayemi Accepts Defeat & Congratulates Him

  1. Pdp rigged this election. why did dey ban all apc big bosses from going to the election?
    If Nigeria vote in PDP for the next term, NIgeria will be scattered in 2015 please Nigerians wake up don’t vote PDP as President again

    • Iyiola Are u Kidding me??..Is Rotimi Amechi a citizen of Ekiti or what is Aregbesola’s business in Ekiti during the Elections..This people are not regitered to Vote in Ekiti so tell me what are they coming to do..This is the most free and fair Election i have ever seen in Ekiti..I was born and brought up in Ekiti and that’s why we are Ekiti people,,U can’t fool us twice..Mind u..PDP members are not up to APC members in Ekiti state,,We voted for the person presented by the Party and not the Party itself..So shut the f**k up if u don’t know what to say..

  2. Governor Fayemi has shown a good team spirit. The APC members that were interupted in entering d state can’t do magic, may be they will go there to show support and not to vote. I believe this result represents the mind of people of Ekiti State. I wish this trend to continue through out every state in Nigeria.

  3. I love dis man so much for him to greet is bro in other party is a man of faith mr john god is on ur side

  4. How I wish every body in Nigeria will be like me nobody will come out that day to vote under the sun for them

  5. @ iyola Olubode you seem not to understandd politicts. I’m sure ur not based in Nigeria otherwise you will understand that APC has nothing to offer. PDP may not be the best but its better than apc. Ekiti election is free and fair compared to previous elections. Take Tinunbu and Buhari out, APC will collapts. It that a party we will trust? No No and No. I advise you to do constructive criticism and stop being myopic!!! Long live Naija.

  6. nobody rig any vote in Ekiti state it’s 1man 1vote moreover u dnt just judge by verture of ur feeling 4 any political party@ u dat said d vote was rigged, diz just d voice of ekiti pipu…

  7. nobody rig any vote in Ekiti state it’s 1man 1vote moreover u dnt just judge by verture of ur feeling 4 any political party@ u dat said d vote was rigged, diz just d voice of ekiti pipu…tanx to fayemi, i realy admire d level of ur maturity.

  8. Finally, Jonathan and his brothers (PDP) have succeded in rigging the election. Jonathan and his brothers (PDP) will not rule this country again. Enough is enough.

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