The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday, received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states, Prince Adedeji Soyebi, presented the certificate to him at a ceremony held at the state’s INEC office in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress won the Saturday’s governorship election by defeating the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Kolapo Olusola.
His running mate, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, also received his Certificate of Return at the event.
Speaking after receiving the certificate, Fayemi thanked the people for their support before and during the July 14 governorship election.
He promised not to disappoint the people of the state who gave him the mandate in Saturday’s governorship election.
The immediate past Minister of Steel and Mines Development commended the electoral body for doing what he described as an “excellent job” in the conduct of the “seamless, free, fair, credible and violence-free,” election.
“For INEC, the work has just ended and for us, the work has just started. We have a responsibility not to disappoint our people.
“We have a duty of responsibility not to disappoint the people for keeping faith with us. Ekiti people will see the benefit of good governance by the grace of God as from October 16,” he said.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof Abdulganiyu Raji, said he was happy that the election took place despite the tension in town.