June 23, 2014 – The Afenifere Renewal Group(ARG) has congratulated the people of Ekiti State for voting in a peaceful and credible election.
In a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Kunle Famoriyo, and titled, “Ekiti election: it’s the votes that count,” the group expressed hope that Ekiti gubernatorial election has set a landmark that elections need not be a do or die affair but reflection of democratic choice.
The group applauded the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and the governor-elect, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, for the rare show of sportsmanship displayed during the election and after the result was announced.
“We thank Governor Fayemi for courageously accepting the wish of the people of Ekiti whom he has served diligently and fervently in the last four years. ARG is convinced that if we must develop our land, we need an administration like that of Governor Fayemi,” the statement said.
“We also thank the governor-elect, Mr. Fayose for his magnanimity in victory and the promise he has made to continue building on the foundation laid by Dr. Fayemi. We welcome this promise of continuity in governance and we encourage him to use his tenure for the wellbeing of Ekiti people and to sustain the policies of his predecessor, including the economic integration projects of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, which harnesses the collaborative efforts of all the governments and people of South-western zone to uplift the quality of life of the Yoruba people.”