In reaction to All Progressive Congress’ (APC) victory in Ekiti state, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, stated that the ruling party must be ready to do more in order to replicate the same feat in Osun State and during the 2023 presidential elections.
Keyamo congratulated the Ekiti Governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji on his emergence as the winner of the gubernatorial election held on Saturday, June 18.
“Whilst this buoys our spirits in APC and I congratulate our own Biodun Oyebanji on this momentous feat, we must keep our feet firmly on the ground as there’s greater work ahead to win the Osun Governorship election and the 2023 Presidential elections. There should be no complacency,” Keyamo stated via a tweet on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Osun governorship election is slated for July 2022.
According to reports, Oyebanji who was once a Secretary to the Ekiti State Government (SSG) won 15 out of the 16 Local Government Areas of the state gathering 187,057 votes in an election that was adjured peaceful.
Segun Oni, the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), polled 82,211 votes, while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bisi Kolawole got 67,457 votes.
It was gathered that there were a few incidences of violence and a widespread of vote buying especially by the ruling APC.
Speaking about these claims, Keyamo explained that voting-buying in the governorship election in Ekiti State is not solely synonymous to the party.
The minister added that the claims are only subtle messages passed across by opposition parties to the gullible, all in a bid to see that the APC loses the election.
He posited that the only way some would be able to see an election as credible is only if the ruling party loses.