The Ondo state governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu says he is not interested in probing past governments in the state and that he would stick to ensuring he fulfills his mandate.
“I don’t believe in probes. What I believe in is that I’ve been given a mandate to govern the state and when I come into office, I will face the task.
“The past is the past and I am one person who believes that government is a continuum.”
Reacting to the conduct and outcome of the election in Akure on Monday, the APC candidate said that he was surprised by the margin of votes between him and his closest rivals.Akeredolu said.
“What has happened in this election is quite beyond my personal expectations but then it is a case of saying we cannot limit God – I want to believe it is God-given victory to the people of Ondo state.
“What was beyond my imagination was the magnitude – the number of votes we scored vis-a-vis what two other contestants scored. I never believed that the margin would be that wide.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, declared the APC candidate, winner of the 2016 Ondo state governorship election.
He polled 244, 842 votes to beat his closest rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 150, 380 votes, while Mr. Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) followed with 126, 889 votes.
Rotimi Akeredolu, who had in the past served the state as a commissioner for justice, first made a serious effort for the office of governor in 2012, when he emerged as the candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN in that year’s governorship election.