The former governor of Lagos state governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, November 27, congratulated Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), the winner of the governorship election in Ondo state.
Akeredolu was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, November 27.
He polled 244,842 votes against Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 150,380 votes. Olusola Oke, the candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) who reportedly enjoyed the support of Tinubu came third in the exercise.
READ ALSO: Tinubu has fully endorsed me, says Akeredolu
Tinubu, in his congratulatory message to Akeredolu, said it was time for aggrieved members of the party to close ranks.
“I appeal to all party members including those who have been disaffected from the primary until today to come together for the good of our party and it’s progressive ideals,” he said in a statement released to journalists", he said.
However Nigerians took to social media to eulogize the APC leader for his show of sportsmanship despite not being involved in the electioneering of the governor-elect.
See their tweets below: