Senate President Bukola Saraki has spoken for the first time since his shock defeat in Saturday’s election in Kwara state.
Saraki lost to Ibrahim Oloriegbe of the APC.
Although Saraki highlighted irregularities in the election, he noted that he has accepted the results and wish the people of Kwara all the best hereon.
This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday by Saraki’s media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
“Whatever the final outcome of the election, I wish the candidates that have emerged all the best in their attempts to serve our people,”, Saraki was quoted as saying.
“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.
“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.”