Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has congratulated Mr. Rotimi Akeredole SAN on his election as the new Governor of Ondo State.
The Governor also congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) and praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies for ensuring that the election was free, fair, credible and peaceful.
In a statement issued in Sokoto Sunday by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal said with the polls over, the onus is now on the political class in the state to rally round the governor to enable him administer the state for the benefit its citizens.
“At the risk of sounding repetitive, let me reiterate what I have always said that there is time for everything. There is time for politicking and time for governance. Now that politicking is over in Osun, I urge all stakeholders to tailor their energy towards ensuring a successful transition leading to the swearing-in of Mr. Rotimi Akeredole SAN as the new Governor of Ondo State,” the former Speaker of the House of Representatives said.
Tambuwal urged members of the opposition to rally round the Governor-elect, saying ultimately, the true wish of the electorate has prevailed.
While urging the Governor-elect to work with all the people of Ondo to move the state forward, Tambuwal advised him to be a father-figure to all irrespective of political differences.
“All members of the APC family look forward to working with Akeredolu as the party gives Nigerians the change and progress they yearn for,” he added..