In a statement released via his Media aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu said on Sunday:
"Following the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with regard to the governorship elections in Ondo State,
"I extend congratulations to Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN on the outcome of the election and for his perseverance and persistence in seeking that office.
"I must also congratulate the people of Ondo State for their generally exemplary conduct on election day and for demonstrating their will to shun the regressive politics of yesterday by returning to the progressive brand of politics that has been the trademark of the people of that state.
"I congratulate all party members in the state, particularly the party leadership in the Southwest."