The All Progressives Congress, South-West zone, on Wednesday asked the Lagos State governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Ogun State counterpart, Mr Dapo Abiodun, to uphold progressive values and justify their victory at the polls.
The APC National Vice Chairman, Mr Bankole Oluwajana, who congratulated the men and their deputy governors-elect, said all candidates elected on the platform of the party must work hard to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
Oluwajana spoke in a statement in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
“The APC won two states where governorship election held in the geo-political zone; 51 seats in the House of Representatives election out of 71, while it cleared 14 seats in the senatorial contest out of 18 seats.
“In the House of Representatives contest, the APC won four seats in Ondo State; six in Osun State; nine in Oyo State; six in Ogun State; 20 in Lagos State, and cleared all the six seats in Ekiti State.
“Also, in the senatorial contest, the party won one seat in Ondo State; three in Ekiti State; two in Osun State; two in Oyo State; three in Ogun State and three in Lagos State, thereby affirming APC’s political control in the geo-political zone,” the party leader said.
Despite losing the Oyo State governorship election to the Peoples Democratic Party, Oluwajana said the South-West was the centre of progressive politics in Nigeria.
“We thus urge all those elected on the platform of the APC to uphold the tenets and values of progressive politics that the zone is known for,” he added.
The APC chieftain assured members that the party would reclaim the mandate of its Oyo State governorship candidate at the Election Petitions Tribunal, saying it was the only legitimate means available to the party.
While regretting the killing of a member of the House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye (Sugar), Oluwajana said the elections were peaceful and orderly in all South-West states.