The winner of the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi is currently begging the people of Ekiti State for all the errors he made during his first term as governor, between 2010 and 2014.
The APC gubernatorial candidate made the plea in his speech after being declared the winner of the keenly contested primary election, which featured over 30 contestants.
Fayemi was declared the winner with 941 delegate votes, out of the 2,313 valid votes cast.
His nearest competitor who was also a former governor, Segun Oni got 481 votes.
Governor Tanko Al-Makura, who chaired the election committee announced the result after 11 pm Saturday in Ado-Ekiti and thanked all the delegates and contestants for their show of maturity, patience and perseverance.
He reserved special praise for the security agents, who were able to maintain peace, unlike last week’s show that ended riotously.
He congratulated Dr Fayemi for winning the party’s primary election and charged him to work together with the other aspirants to enable him to achieve his desired goals and objectives in the forthcoming July,14, gubernatorial election.
Fayemi, however, in his victory speech apologized to the people of Ekiti state. The former governor said; “in all electoral contests, tempers often rise and nerves are frayed. I therefore humbly appeal to all my supporters, and to my co-contestants and their supporters, to let go of past differences as we forge ahead to a new dawn.”
He added that “I furthermore very respectfully request the support of my brothers and sisters – co-contestants in this primary election. I plead that we put our differences aside and work together as one strong and indivisible party for success in the upcoming general election.
“I would be counting on all my co-contestants to share their wealth of experience, ideas and knowledge in furtherance of our collective desire to make Ekiti great again.”