#NigeriaDecides: Fayose congratulates Buhari, urges Nigerians to accept election results

By Post Nigeria March 31, 2015 19:32

#NigeriaDecides: Fayose congratulates Buhari, urges Nigerians to accept election results

The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, in a show of sportsmanship, on Tuesday charged Nigerians to remain peaceful and accept the outcome of Saturday’s presidential election in good faith.

He viewed the election results as an act of God and thus urged Nigerians to be lovers of peace, progress and development for Nigeria.

“The election result is the will of God and Nigerians, and all lovers of peace, progress and development of Nigeria must accept it,” he said.

Fayose, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s staunchest supporters, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, hailed the resilience and commitment of President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari.

The Ekiti State Governor appealed to Nigerians not to see the election results as a victory or loss for any political party, adding that, “To me, Nigerians and democracy won.”

He praised Nigerians for believing in the democratic process, adding that “by this election, Nigerians have shown that Democracy has come to stay in the country”.

The Governor said, “I salute Nigerians, especially the great people of Ekiti State.

“I salute President Jonathan for laying the most solid foundation for democracy in Nigeria. And I salute Major General Buhari for being a resilient and dogged fighter.

“I urge Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnic, religious and political affiliation to respect the outcome of the election in the interest of peace, progress and development of the country.

“Nigeria as a country is greater than any individual or group and it is my plea that no one should do anything to rock the boat of peace in the country.”