Mr Opeyemi Bamidele, the Labour Party candidate in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti, has expressed appreciation to indigenes of the state for their support.
Bamidele said in a statement on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti that the election conducted by INEC was a true reflection of the people’s wishes.
He commended INEC and all security agencies involved in the electoral process for their roles, saying they all ensured that the people of the state contributed to the nation’s democratic process.
The Labour Party candidate particularly thanked his supporters in Iyin Ekiti, his hometown, saying their support ensured he triumphed in the community inspite of the party being only five months old in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bamidele, who got 18,135 votes came third out of the 18 candidates who participated in the election.(NAN)