Nigeria’s senate president Bukola Saraki, has conceded defeat after losing his reelection bid as the senator representing Kwara Central senatorial district.
“I wish the candidates that emerged in the Kwara polls all the best in their attempts to serve our people,” Saraki said on Tuesday.
“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,” he added.
Saraki lost to All Progressives Congress’s (APC’s) Ibrahim Yahya Oloriegbe.
Bukola Saraki polled 68,994 votes to emerge a distant second to the candidate of the APC who got 123,808 votes.
The governor of Sokoto state Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was ready to accept whatever would be the outcome of the ongoing elections in the country.
“We believe in God and we believe He gives power. If God gives us the victory we will be happy and thank Him and if it is vice versa, we will still thank Him and take it in good faith,” he said.
Tambuwal who cast his vote at the Kofar Ajiya, Nizamiyya Model Primary School in his hometown, Tambuwal expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the election so far.