Akeredolu was on Sunday declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement on Sunday quoted his principal as saying “the people know the person and party that truly serves them, and have spoken in [a] clear voice and unmistakable terms.”
The Nigerian President noted that Akeredolu’s win coupled with the number of votes he got, “show that one good turn surely deserves another.”
While calling on Akeredolu who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the poll to be humble and magnanimous in victory, he urged him to serve the people, stressing that “when you serve with heart and might, the people respond in like manner, and we can easily get to where we are headed as a country.”
Buhari was equally full of praise for voters in Ondo State for conducting themselves decently, saying the development shows Nigeria is making progress in its electoral process behaviour.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) also received praises from the Nigerian leader.
He lauded the electoral body for conducting a free and fair election, just as Buhari commended security agencies for enthroning and maintaining orderliness before, during and after the exercise.