Kaduna: Governor Yero concedes defeat, calls El-Rufai, APC says

The Kaduna State Governor and gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ramalan Yero, has conceded defeat to his rival, Nasir El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress, an official has said.

The spokesperson of Kaduna State APC Campaign Council, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement.

According to Mr. Aruwan, Mr. Yero called Mr. El-Rufai at around 3:00 p.m. to congratulate the latter on his victory.

“He congratulated El-Rufai and wished him success,” Mr. Aruwan said. “He prayed for peace and development of Kaduna state and Nigeria at large. El-Rufai in his response thanked Yero and wished all the best and hope to see you him soon.”

Mr. El-Rufai led with over 500,000 votes in 16 of the 20 local government areas announced by the state INEC with the results of three local governments yet to be announced as at 4:05 p.m.


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  • kate

    Congrats Mai Rusau!

  • McAlfred Uta

    This is the spirit that should pervade all over now and in every future election in Nigeria. May be there should be a new law that any contestant that fails to congratulate his opponent should be barred from future contest if he loses at the Appeal or Supreme Court.

  • burning spear

    They are both Fulanis———————-so the election is of no use to the oppressed people of southern kaduna———-

    • smoking spear

      Too bad for the oppressed people. They can decamp to the Fulani tribe if they are not happy.

    • salako

      We dont need people like you. wawa.

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    Good riddance… It is now all down to you, Mallam. I trust you would not let those of us in Lagos down and on our part, we promise NEVER to approach you for any favour throughout your tenure as governor. But we would congratulate and encourage you based on your accomplishment of programmes enshrined in APC’s manifesto while criticising you, not for its sake, when you go amiss. ADVICE: Please do away with that destructive style they call “First Lady” embellishments. Allow our adorable “A” and “H” to work mostly behind the scene. That way they’d remain the amazons they are. May God guide and protect you as you establish those clear landmarks, Ameen.

  • Dr. Dele Anifowoshe

    Goodluck Jonathan’s losing streak will kill PDP

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be remembered for conceding defeat.
    It is Mr. Goodluck Jonathan who led PDP on that tragicomedy path of dalliance.
    All else PDP did in the past is fading away under a torrent of concession of defeat.
    What a baleful legacy Mr. Jonathan wants to leave behind for “Africa’s biggest party”.
    If he’d told PDP members he would lead then into defeats, they’d not have chosen him.
    I hope Goodluck Jonathan knows he won’t have any legacy if PDP is totally wiped out.

    Who remembers the name of the army general of Germany who led Germany
    to defeat in the eastern front during the second World War? Nobody. Historians
    don’t care about abysmal losers. So if the shy, bashful and diffident Mr. Goodluck
    Jonathan is still in delusion as he is being flattered out of office and described as
    ‘statesman’ only for his failure to run faster than a cripple – who can’t run or who is
    forbidden by law from running – and win an easy election against Buhari,

    Ayo Fayose shows a better example of a party leader with his total victory in Ekiti
    state where he’s reportedly won 99% of all legislative seats; free and fair, after he
    also won 100% of Ekiti local government councils last year in free and fair election.