PDP’s governorship candidate in Gombe Nafada concedes defeat, congratulates winner

PDP’s governorship candidate in Gombe Nafada concedes defeat, congratulates winner

- Senator Bayero Nafada has congratulated the winner of Gombe governorship election, Inuwa Yahaya

- INEC had on Monday, March 11, declared the candidate of APC, Inuwa Yahaya, the winner of the election

- Nafada said has no intention of going to court to challenge the results and advised his party not to do so too

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s governorship candidate in Gombe, Senator Bayero Nafada, has congratulated the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Inuwa Yahaya, over his victory at the polls on Saturday, March 9.

Daily Trust reports that as different reactions continue to trail the announcement of the winner and loser of the last Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Gombe state, Nafada declared that he would advise his party against challenging the outcome of the election at the tribunal.

Legit.ng gathered that Nafada, however, said that his party was massively intimidated by security forces before, during and after the elections, adding that the outcome of the elections was an act of God.

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Nafada, who is a serving senator said that challenging the outcome of the elections is the decision of the party, saying he would advise the party against taking such decision because he has no intention of going to court.

He said: “That is not in my agenda, but I don’t know what the party may decide. Let me use this medium to congratulate him, but congratulating him does not mean the party may not take action. But as far as I am concerned I don’t have problem with him."

He also called on his supporters and all those that voted for him to remain peaceful and calm adding that, “this will come and go, we’ve seen many of these, it’s just a matter of four years, whatever it is, we will come back to the field, once we’re alive, we’ll come back, and so there is no problem."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Yahaya of the APC won the Gombe state governorship election held on March 9.

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The INEC returning officer in the state, Prof Saminu Abdulrahaman, who declared the result in Gombe on Sunday, March 10, said that Yahaya scored 364,179 votes to defeat his closest rival of the PDP, Senator Usman Nafada, who polled 222,868 votes.

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