The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has conceded defeat in the election which saw him lose to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
Saraki stated that in spite of the inadequacies in the Saturday election in Kwara State he is wishing the winner the best of luck.
Saraki stated this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu.
He stated that while the election was generally peaceful there are inadequacies like the card readers not used in over 70 per cent of the polling units while there were multiple voting, over-voting and other discrepancies that were reported by agents of the People’s Democratic Party across the state.
The Senate President stated that the PDP in Kwara State will take a step on the right response to these inadequacies.
“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 prayers that the good people of Kwara State will always have the best from any government both at 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 people with 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
Saraki called for support for the candidates of the PDP in the forthcoming governorship and state assembly elections.
“As we prepare for the March 9, 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 mass 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.
“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”.