Fayose hails Buhari, calls him a dogged fighter

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has hailed
President Goodluck Jonathan and the
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives
Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.),
for their fighting spirit in the ongoing presidential
poll.
In a statement on Tuesday, Fayose, however,
stopped short of congratulating the APC
candidate for his likely victory in the poll.
Fayose’s statement by his Special Adviser on
Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka,
reads,
“Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has
urged Nigerians to accept the outcome of the
Saturday presidential election in good faith,
saying; ‘the election result is the will of God and
Nigerians , and all lovers of peace, progress and
development of Nigeria must accept it’.
“Governor Fayose, in a statement issued by his
Special Assistant on Public Communications and
New Media, Lere Olayinka, hailed the resilience
and commitment of President Goodluck Jonathan
and General Mohammadu Buhari (retd).
“The governor said the election results should
not been seen as victory or loss for any political
party, adding that ‘To me, Nigerians and
democracy won’.
“He praised Nigerians for believing in the
democratic process, adding that ‘By this election,
Nigerians have shown that Democracy has come
to stay in the country’.
“The governor said, ‘I salute Nigerians, especially
the great people of Ekiti State. I salute President
Jonathan for laying the most solid foundation for
democracy in Nigeria. And I salute Major
General Buhari for being a resilience and dogged
fighter.
“I urge Nigerians, irrespective of their ethic,
religious and political affiliation to respect the
outcome of the election in the interest of peace,
progress and development of the country.
“Nigeria as a country is greater than any
individual or group and it is my plea that no one
should do anything to rock the boat of peace in
the country.”

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