•Report by Kamil Opeyemi
The President-Elect in the country, Bola Tinubu is on a reconciliatory moves to reach out to his Co-contestants in the just concluded presidential election in the country.
Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo state disclosed this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists in Abuja during the presentation of the certificate of return to Tinubu and Kashim Shetima, vice president-elect.
He said the committee which comprises of Elders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would soon beging to meet with co-contestants of the President-Elect in a bid to assuage their loss in the just concluded election.
INEC declared Tinubu winner having secured 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 6,984,520 votes, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who polled 6,101,533 votes.
Akeredolu described the as the freest ever held in the country adding that every aggrieved person will be met for reconciliation.
“The president-elect has set up committees to meet with the gentlemen who contested in the election for us to start the healing process. I belong to one of the committees. We are going to meet them and appeal to them so that we can work together.
“This is an election that was not padded. People who voted were counted, that is the way I see it, not one which shows millions of votes. You can see the candidates, everyone won 12 states each, it has never been like that before,” he said
Speaking further, the governor said the votes recorded by APC candidates in his state, Ondo show the love of the people for his administration, adding that the people “willingly” supported his clamour for a southern president after President Buhari’s two-term tenure which is expected to end on May 29th, this year.
“Ondo people are progressives and we will always, at least, be on the side of progressivism. From the onset, we were at the forefront of clamour for a southern president and so we have to put everything we had into it and we got the support, that is why we are able to make it,” he stressed