The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) on Sunday congratulated the governor of Ondo State , Rotimi Akeredolu , on his re – election .
Akeredolu , candidate of the ruling APC , emerged victorious in the poll with 292 , 830 votes to defeat his closest contenders , Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party who had 195 , 791 votes and Ajayi Agboola of the Zenith Labour Party who had 69 , 127 .
Buhari , in his congratulatory message , urged Akeredolu “ to be humble and magnanimous in victory ” .
Buhari ’ s message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , titled “ President Buhari congratulates Rotimi Akeredolu on re – election as Ondo governor .”
The President was also quoted as advising Akeredolu to serve the people of the state better than how he did in his first term and commending the Independent National Electoral Commission for organising a credible election .
The statement read , “ The President lauds the resounding victory of the governor at the election held on Saturday , October 10 , 2020 , noting that the votes garnered ‘ show that one good turn surely deserves another .’
“ He thanks the people of Ondo State for keeping faith with their governor , and the All Progressives Congress , noting that ‘ the people know the person and party that truly serve them , and have spoken in clear voice and unmistakable terms .’”