A former Head of State and Chairman of the National Peace Committee , Gen . Abdulsalami Abubakar , also congratulated Akeredolu on his re -election .
In a statement he personally signed on Monday , Abubakar , on behalf of the NPC , urged Akeredolu to “ repay the amiable people of Ondo State with all the ingredients of good governance , justice and equity . ”
He said , “ Through the expression of your exemplary sacrifice , decorum , and courage , you played your part in deepening the culture of peaceful elections in Nigeria. You have once again showed Nigerians that your votes count , irrespective of the earlier fears , uncertainty , tensions and anxiety that preceded the election .
Nigerians appreciate your conduct and display of patriotism , which is worthy of emulation . ”
The ex – military leader equally commended the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission , Prof . Mahmood Yakubu , and the Inspector – General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , for the success of the governorship poll.