The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for emerging winner of the Kwara State governorship elections, Naija News Understands.
Mr Abdulrasaq won the March 9 elections with 331,546 to beat his closest rival, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Razaq Atunwa, who scored 114,754 votes.
In a message on his official twitter page
, Mr Saraki said “I thank all Kwarans, particularly PDP supporters, who worked for the party in the just concluded elections. My congratulations go to Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq and all those who emerged at all levels. I wish them all the best,” He said.
I thank all Kwarans, particularly PDP supporters, who worked for the party in the just concluded elections. My congratulations go to Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq and all those who emerged at all levels. I wish them all the best.
— Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) March 10, 2019
Mr Saraki who is a former governor of the state, lost his re-election bid to represent the Kwara Central Senatorial district in the just concluded general elections.
The senate president lost to the APC candidate, Ibrahim Oloriegbe.
Mr Abdulrazaq will succeed Abdulfattah Ahmed as the governor of the state on May 29.
Thanks for this Language of PEACE. I wish other politicians and supporters can concede defeat and let peace reign. The victory is actually to all of us. One love, one nation, one family… Let peace reign.
— Olaifa Taye Paul (@ejipaultweet) March 10, 2019
Meanwhile , The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the Saturday’s poll, Hon. Razak Atunwa has also congratulated the winner of the election, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Atunwa, in a statement also thanked God for His blessings as well PDP’s leadership and supporters who stood by him during the just concluded elections in the state.
He added: “I would like to thank the PDP leadership and all our supporters who stood by me in the just concluded elections. “Your commitment and dedication is heart-warming. You all gave your best. We are all winners in the process of democracy.
“Whilst the Party considers its next line of action, and without prejudice to any legal process, I offer my congratulations to AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. “I pray that Kwara will continue to be a state of harmony and witness further development in the next administration. My utmost gratitude goes to Almighty God for His blessings.”
— OLUWATOSIN BAMIGBOLA (@tosinbamigbola) March 10, 2019