The Plateau State Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gyang Pwajok, has conceded defeat and said he will not challenge the result of the election.
Mr. Pwajok stated this on Tuesday in a press statement.
He said the outcome of the elections was an act of God and added that he is prepared to assist the winner, the All Progressives Congress’ Simon Lalong, develop the state.
“In the light of our conviction that God gives power to whom he feels and the time he chooses, we wish to extend a hand of fellowship and support to our brother.”
Voter died while defending democracy
Mr. Pwajok said one Salim Nasiru, who was shot by security agents at a polling unit in Jos North during voting,
was a martyr for democracy.
“Salim Nasiru died in the line of duty and in defense of democratic principles. He was insisting on the orderly conduct of elections to allow for freedom of choice by voters, but was picked up and subsequently gunned down by a team of security men.”
Mr. Pwajok appealed to his supporters to remain calm and accept the outcome of the election.
The PDP won 13 out of the 24 state House of Assembly seats while the APC won 11 seats.