Chief Rotimi Akeredolu has been congratulated as winner of the 2016 governorship election in Ondo state by Jimoh Ibrahim.
Akeredolu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was said to be leading the election by about nine thousand votes, even as collation is still ongoing in the state.
The controversial Ibrahim, who was ousted as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), left the party to campaign for his former APC counterpart, asking his followers to vote for him.
He has now written a letter to the APC man fondly referred to as Aketi, and in the letter obtained by Daily Post, Mr Ibrahim asked the incoming governor to avoid his predecessor.
Check out the letter in full below:
My dear Egbon
Congratulations I have computed the results sent to me from 2907 wards by my party agents across Ondo State. It shows you are leading with unrecoverable margin.
I congratulate you as Governor-elect of our lovely state. I will advise you quickly maintain distance from Mimiko if you want to succeed.
I have no doubt that you will urgently create hope for our people, kindly do whatever you can to assist our lovely civil servants
I saw poverty in those villages I visited during campaign please kindly assist traditional rulers as much as you can.
Ondo state account requires clear audit and this is urgent for immediate recovery of our money to assist in major programme infrastructural development
Once again congratulations
PDP Candidate 2016
NAIJ.com covered proceedings of the election from all over the state in our live update throughout Saturday, November 26.
Unofficial results have meanwhile continued to trickle in from all over Ondo state as Nigerians await INEC's eventual announcement of the official winner of the election.