The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has been congratulated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Mines and Solid Minerals Minister will seek re-election on July 14, 2018 governorship election in the state.

The Presidents Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Sunday, President Buhari commended all the participants in the keenly contested position, who passionately worked hard to serve the state as governors.

He urged them to keep upholding the values and philosophy of the party by supporting the APC candidate in the forthcoming elections.

According to the President, Fayemi’s track record in the state as a reformist, with a penchant for building educational infrastructure and promoting the welfare of the ordinary people, will bolster his chances at the forthcoming polls.

He noted that ”the successful primaries in the state, with more than 30 aspirants, further validate the credentials of the APC on internal democracy, and its preparedness to take the country to another level of development”

Fayemi defeated other 31 contestants in the poll when he got 941 out of the 2337 votes cast by the delegates during the exercise.

Another former governor of the state, Segun Oni, who secured 481 votes, came second.