- The Senate president Bukola Saraki has congratulated winner of Kwara Central senatorial election and other winners of the Saturday, February 23 elections
- Yahaya Oloriegbe who beat Saraki, polled a total of 123,808 votes to defeat the Senate president who scored 68,994 votes in the four local governments of the senatorial district
- Saraki wished all candidates in Kwara who emerged from the elections the best of luck
Senate president Bukola Saraki has congratulated winner of Kwara Central senatorial election, which was held on Saturday, February 23.
Recall that Yahaya Oloriegbe defeated Saraki in the Kwara Central senatorial election by polling a total of 123, 808 votes to defeat the Senate president who scored 68,994 votes in the four local governments of the senatorial district.
Senator Saraki also congratulated others who emerged winner in the Saturday, February 23 elections in Kwara state.
Legit.ng gathers that Saraki congratulated the victors in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
The statement read: “Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has stated that in spite of the reported inadequacies that attended last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in Kwara State, he is wishing the candidates who emerged from the election the best of luck.”
Saraki said while the election was generally peaceful there were inadequacies like the card readers not used in over 70% of the polling units while there was also multiple-voting, over-voting and other discrepancies that were reported by agents of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) across the state.
He added that the state chapter of his party would take a position on the right response to these inadequacies.
The Senate president was quoted as saying: “However, whatever the final outcome of the election, I wish the candidates that have emerged all the best in their attempts to serve our people. It is my prayer that the good people of Kwara State will always have the best from any government both at the state and federal levels.
“As a product of a family and a political structure that is, from its foundation, devoted to the service and development of our state and its people, it is my wish that our people will always have a good deal at all times. The new development will even provide the people the opportunity to compare and contrast. After all, the people who have emerged from last Saturday’s election are not my enemies. They are fellow Kwarans.
“As we prepare for the March 9th, 2019 Governorship and House of Assembly elections, let me reiterate my position that the candidates of the PDP in the election represent the best materials for our dear State, Kwara. Therefore, I enjoin our people to come out en masse on Election Day and vote for them. I am going to work with our party leaders to further sell the PDP candidates to the general public.
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“I thank all Nigerians for their goodwill and to enjoin all of us that as we patiently await the outcome of the Presidential election, we pray for peace, unity and genuine development in our country. It is also our prayers that at all times, the wish of the people will always prevail in the choice of the leadership and the electorate will always enjoy the benefit of good governance.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari defeated his main challenger and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the Saturday, February 23 presidential and the National Assembly elections held in Niger state.
The total valid votes were: 851,937 and Buhari: polled: 612,371 while Atiku secured: 218,052.
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