By Talatu Bala
Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki has broken his silence after his loss in Saturday’s election, wishing the people of the state the best.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, defeated Bukola Saraki who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was contained in a statement on Tuesday issued by Saraki’s Media Aide,Yusuf Olaniyonu.
He said those who emerged winners of Saturday’s polls in Kwara are not his enemies.
Bukola said although the elections were generally peaceful, card readers were not used in over 70 percent of the polling units, leading to cases of over voting which made the results faulty.
According to the statement, “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.”
The senate president said candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the best for 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,” he said.
“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.
The APC also cleared seats in the house of reps and senate.