Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has written a letter to Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor-elect of Ekiti State describing the election of the former minister as the reflection of the choice of the people.
This letter was released 15th July 2018 stated that the people by their action have shown that they want Fayemi and will do everything possible to make him succeed in the office.
The letter further states:
“You will agree with me, no doubt, that the outcome of the election broadly reflects the choice of your people, who have, by their conduct, visibly demonstrated that they cherish you and will do their utmost to make you succeed.
“I urge you, therefore, to reciprocate their trust by doing everything you can to strengthen their faith in democracy and in its ability to bring about improved material conditions and better service delivery to them.
“You have fought and won the election and deserve to savour the victory. As you rejoice, however, I would urge that you should be magnanimous in victory and stretch a hand of fellowship to the other candidates who failed in their bid for elected office.
“Such a gesture is not only charitable but should also help at this time to cool passions in the wider interest of Ekiti State in particular and Nigeria at large.
“I felicitate with you, once again, on your renewed mandate and, as you prepare for another four years at the helm of affairs of Ekiti State, I extend best wishes for your good health and the continued progress of Ekiti State under your able leadership.”
Obasanjo who has always opposed the outgoing governor of the state and is also an opposition to the APC appears to support Fayemi as a candidate and believes that he is the better candidate.