Buhari Congratulates Fayemi Over APC Primary
Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mines and Steel Development
Photo: Ministry of mines and steel

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate for the July 2018 Ekiti State governorship election Kayode Fayemi stands a good chance of winning.

Fayemi was on Saturday elected as the party’s flag bearer for the poll and Buhari in a tweet on Sunday, congratulated the former governor.

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In a series of tweets posted on his verified Twitter handle, the President also expressed confidence that the party candidate’s “track record as a reformist — with a passion for education, health and welfare — will stand him in good stead in the elections.”

Buhari also lauded the participants of the “keenly-contested primary,” admonishing them to uphold the values and philosophy of the APC by joining hands to support Fayemi in the forthcoming elections.

He said the ruling party took internal democracy seriously, adding that the success of the Ekiti Primary, with more than 30 aspirants, further validated the “party’s democratic credentials.”