Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has said that the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state is a call to those elected and the party to embark on quality service and performance in office.
The governor said this on Sunday at the Government House Chapel, Ado Ekiti, during a special church service held in honour of the newly elected federal and state lawmakers in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that APC won all the three Senate, six House of Representatives and 24 State House of Assembly seats in Ekiti.
Fayemi said they had no excuse for non-performance now that Ekiti people had demonstrated their confidence in the party through overwhelming votes.
He pledged that all the elected officials would be accountable to Ekiti people for both successes and inadequacies of the next four years.
“I am grateful to God that we won all the seats but that also places a burden on us. We cannot blame anybody if things don’t go well in Ekiti.
“So, we have a burden to perform because we are in charge. We have all the seats. We cannot pass the bulk. We are accountable to Ekiti people for all the successes and the inadequacies of the next four years
“So, for that, we also have to be humble in success and ensure that we deliver the good to the people
” Our prayer is that those who have been given the mandate of the people will not disappoint, but will be accountable to them and serve the people with all their heart and commitment,” he said.
He thanked God for the peaceful conduct of the polls in the state and condoled the families of those who lost their lives in other parts of the country.
“First, we give glory and thanks to God Almighty for allowing a peaceful and hitch free election in our state.
” In some other parts of the country where we have suffered loss of lives, we pray for the repose of the souls of the dead and we pray that the families will have the fortitude to bear the loss.
“Generally, I believe the election has been peaceful across the country. In our own state, we have been exceedingly lucky and it is only the grace of God that we give the credit to for making it possible for us to have a hitch-free and successful electoral season,” Fayemi added.
Also speaking at the service, a chieftain of the APC, Mr Kayode Ojo, traced the victory to the alleged rejection of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the people.
“The wish of the people has prevailed. The last four years in the state was barbaric and the people didn’t want that anymore.
“They want sanity and development. That is why they voted for APC. The election conduct was peaceful. My message to the newly elected lawmakers is that they should focus on the people.
“If the those who were there before had focused on the people, probably majority of them would have been re-elected. What this means in Nigeria is that what you sow is what you will reap,” ojo said.