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The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has stated that, in spite of the inadequacies that allegedly attended last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in Kwara State, he is wishing the candidates who emerged from the elections the best of luck.


Saraki had on Monday denied congratulating the winner of the Kwara Central Senatorial District poll, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress.

But Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Tuesday, stated that while the election was generally peaceful, there were inadequacies such as multiple voting, over-voting and other discrepancies that were reported by agents of the Peoples Democratic Party across the state.

He added that the state chapter of his party would take a position on the right response to the inadequacies.



He said, “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 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.”

On the March 9, 2019 governorship election, Saraki said the candidate of the PDP remains the best and asked the electorate to rally round him.

He said, “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 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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