President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on his victory in the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held on Saturday (May 12) in Ekiti State.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the President said:
“Congratulations to Dr. Kayode Fayemi on winning the APC ticket to contest the July 14, 2018 governorship elections in Ekiti State. I have no doubt that Dr Fayemi’s track record as a reformist—with a passion for education, health and the welfare of the ordinary people—will stand him in good stead in the elections.
“I would also like to commend all the participants in the keenly-contested Primary. I would like them to uphold the values and philosophy of the APC by joining hands to support Dr. Fayemi in the forthcoming elections.
“The APC takes internal democracy seriously, and the success of the Ekiti Primary, with more than 30 aspirants, further validates our party’s democratic credentials. Let me assure that we will continue to work hard to lead Nigeria to the next level of its development journey.”