By Segun Odeleye
Shortly after news filtered in that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ayo Fayose, had pulled an astounding victory over the incumbent Ekiti governor, Kayode Fayemi, in the governorship poll which took place yesterday, the PDP posted a photo on its social media feeds.
The photo had just one word: Ntorr; which is pidgin for “serves you right,” apparently in reference to the loss of the APC in Ekiti.
Meanwhile, the PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh has hailed the victory of Fayose, while taking a swipe at the APC.
Metuh described the Ekiti governorship poll as credible, free and fair, adding that it was an unequivocal statement on the preference of the PDP by the entire people of Ekiti state, nay Nigeria, “a victory indeed for democracy.”
“We are particularly elated that the will of the people of Ekiti state prevailed and we sincerely congratulate them for realising their yearning for a truly democratically elected administration in their dear state.
“The outcome of this election confirms the popularity and acceptability of the PDP and its candidate, the governor-elect of Ekiti State. It brings to the front burner, the genuineness of the crowd that throng our rallies across the country, especially in Ekiti state ”, the party said.
The PDP also attributed the victory to its “strict adherence to the principles of internal democracy, the kernel of transparency in the conduct of our governorship primary which produced a popular candidate, the overwhelming choice of party members.”
It said the victory was also a clear confirmation of its position that the APC is not really on the ground and has no genuine followership even in states that are under its control.
Thanking the people of Ekiti state for their support, the PDP urged the governor- elect to ensure an all-inclusive administration that will
revamp and reposition the state in line with the manifesto and ideology of the PDP and move it from the APC’s valleys of poverty, stagnation and ruin.