Labour Party’s candidate, Bamidele, accepts defeat, says Fayose’s victory true reflection of democracy

Opeyemi Bamidele

The second runner-up in Saturday’s governorship election and candidate of the Labour Party (LP) has congratulated the governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing the election as a “true reflection of democracy.”

Mr. Bamidele said in a statement on Sunday morning that as a “mature politician” he accepts the outcome result in “good faith.”

He also thanked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for their “unbiased stance” and for allowing the people of Ekiti to freely make their choice.

Mr. Bamidele singled out his supporters in his hometown, Iyin, for special thank for sticking by him throughout his campaign and for voting for him over other political parties.

Mr. Bamidele polled a total of 18, 135 votes to emerge second runner-up behind the incumbent governor of the All Progressives Congress, Kayode Fayemi, who polled, 120,433 votes and Mr, Fayose who won with 203,090 votes.

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