Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, says it “behoves” him to congratulate Rotimi Akeredolu for winning Saturday’s governorship election.
Akeredolu polled 244,842 votes to defeat Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 150,380 votes.
In a statement by Eni Akinsola, his spokesman, Mimiko promised to provide a smooth transition process to the incoming government.
He also promised to provide leadership to the state till Akeredolu takes over its affairs.
“It behoves him as the Governor of Ondo State to congratulate the Governor-elect, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, and wish him success in the challenging task of governing our dear State,” the statement read.
“It is incumbent upon me as Governor to facilitate a smooth transition between my government and the incoming one. I will, to this end, provide the ambience for a smooth and seamless transition process.
“I use this medium to express my sincere appreciation to all our citizens for the very peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves throughout the election period. I will not waiver in providing needed leadership to our dear state till the last day of my term.”