The legal luminary and governorship aspirant in Osun State, Mr ‘Kunle Rasheed Adegoke popularly known as K-Rad has congratulated the Ekiti State governor-elect, Dr John Kayode Fayemi (JKF) on the latter’s victory in the just concluded Ekiti State Governorship Elections.
The message was contained in a statement he issued shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Fayemi as the winner of the Ekiti State gubernatorial elections that held on Saturday the 14th of July, 2018.
According to the governorship aspirant on the platform of the APC in Osun State, ‘the citizens of Ekiti have again proved that people can change their own story if they are indeed ready. The latest Ekiti experience is a validation of the fact that, if allowed, democracy can be rooted in Nigeria too.’
K-Rad also seized the opportunity to counsel on the need for free and credible primary elections to be allowed for purposes of selecting candidates for elections.
According to him, ‘Dr Fayemi’s victory is obviously a climax of an unhindered democratic process. From the shadow election that produced him, it is recalled that he and his co-aspirants were allowed to freely test their respective strengths. None was gagged, none experienced arm-twisting. And no wonder, none of the remaining twenty-two aspirants left the party after his emergence. And as a result, the house did not fall in the general election because it was not divided against itself. It is hoped that a leaf as green as this will be borrowed into the forthcoming APC shadow election in Osun too.’
‘I congratulate Dr John Kayode Fayemi, the good people of Ekiti State, the All Progressives Congress and the Federal Republic of Nigeria on yet another victory for democracy in Nigeria.’, K-Rad felicitated.