All Progressives Congress, APC, Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Senator-elect, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, has described the triumph of President Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential poll as a signal that poor Nigerians have taken over governance in the country.
Bamidele said the era when few big men were dictating where the pendulum of the presidency should swing at the expense of Nigerian masses, was over, saying Nigerians no enjoy the unfettered rights to elect a President in a democratic fashion.
He advised Nigerians to be hopeful that Buhari’s second term will bring more democratic dividends to their doorsteps.
Bamidele, in a statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday congratulating President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the APC political family across the nation, said this opportunity given by Nigerians provides a veritable platform for APC-led federal government to further tackle corruption, insurgency and unemployment that are pillaging the economy and creating crises in the polity.
“This victory is for the poor Nigerian masses. Since Nigeria’s independence in 1960, a few cabals had been leveraging on their strong tentacles across the geo-political zones to dictate who became the President to protect their biddings and fast growing economic empires.
“The buildup to the February 23 presidential poll vividly showed a massive gang up against President Buhari, but Nigerians spoke through the ballots that our collective patrimony should not be cornered by few highly privileged individuals.
“The opposition tried to debase President Buhari’s strides in the fight against corruption via the virility of the EFCC and ICPC and intro duction Treasury Single Accounts (TSA), as well as the revitalization of the economy through diversification process, but Nigerians refused to be deluded , because they knew the values these had added to our wellbeing.
“I want to salute Nigerians for their doggedness and steadfastness, culminating in this cheering victory. This victory would further invigorate the APC’s spirit to be able to work more and make Nigeria work in all spheres.
Bamidele advised the APC across the nation to go back to the drawing board and redouble efforts to be able to replicate same feats in the Governorship and National Assembly elections.