By Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Saturday’s poll in the state, Hon. Razak Atunwa, yesterday in Ilorin congratulated the winner of the election, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement issued last night by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, Ahmed stated that “Abdulrasak’s emergence is a manifestation of Kwarans’ resolve to give democracy a chance and allow another leadership to serve them”.
Governor Ahmed also congratulated the APC on the new mandate and advised the party to justify the confidence reposed in it by the electorate.
The governor, who urged the people of the state to cooperate with the in-coming administration, promised to ensure a seamless transition to enhance smooth take-off of the new government to fast track deliverance of democratic dividends to the people.
Ahmed thanked the people of the state and the PDP members for their hard work during the elections and the opportunity given to him to serve his fatherland as governor.
Atunwa, in a statement issued last night in Ilorin also thanked God for His blessings as well as PDP’s leadership and supporters who stood by him during the just-concluded elections in the state.
“Your commitment and dedication is heart-warming. You all gave your best. We are all winners in the process of democracy.
“While the party considers its next line of action, and without prejudice to any legal process, I offer my congratulations to AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
“I pray that Kwara will continue to be a state of harmony and witness further development in the next administration. My utmost gratitude goes to Almighty God for His blessings.”