The senate President, Bukola Saraki has accepted defeat and congratulated Dr Yahaya Oloriegbe, who defeated him in the Kwara Central senatorial contest. See full details of his statement below. Can Buhari now do the same and congratualte Atiku Abubakar?
I hereby congratulate Dr. Yahaya Oloriegbe, the Senator-elect for Kwara Central. The result of this election is indeed a painful one, but old empires disappear so the new ones may emerge and hopefully reemerge again.
At this level, we have steered the affair of Kwarans to where we were able to, let others take over from here. This is indeed the message our people are passing across in this symbolic moment.
I have no regret whatsoever. I have served my state and my country to the best of my ability. I, therefore, thank all Saraki lovers across Kwara state and our nation at large for their unwavering support. This is certainly not the end. I will always do everything in my capacity to better the lot of Kwarans.
Once again, congratulations to Dr. Yahaya Oloriegbe for his victory at the poll.
Prof. Abubakar Sulayman, DG, PDP Kwara gubernatorial campaign