KADUNA—Former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, has conceded victory to his opponent in the last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly election in the country, Alhaji Suleiman Hunkuyi and congratulated the President- elect, General Mohammed Buhari over his victory at the polls.
This was contained in a statement signed on his Media Aide, Alhaji Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo in Kaduna yesterday.
The statement read, ‘’With the release of the results of last Saturday’s elections, Senator Ahmed Makarfi wishes to place on record his unqualified gratitude to God Almighty for not only the violence-free nature of the exercise, but also for all the favours He has been bestowing on him along the trajectory that He has designed for him.
‘’He also wishes to extend his most sincere appreciation to all his political associates, along the various dispensations, for the support, understanding and camaraderie that have been defining the relationships developed over this period.
‘’He also thanks the good people of Kaduna State for giving them the opportunity to serve them for eight years as their Governor; and the people of the Northern Senatorial Zone of the state for the opportunity to represent them at the Senate for another eight Years. Words cannot convey the depth of his appreciation to them. He only prays to Allah (SWT) to reward them abundantly and continue to sustain the relationship.
‘’As a firm believer in God and the fact that all power belongs to Him to give to whosoever it pleases Him to, Senator Ahmed Makarfi accepts the results as the Will of God and hereby congratulates all those who were successful and wishes them God’s guidance.
‘’In particular Senator Makarfi extends his hearty congratulations to General Muhammadu Buhari over his victory in the presidential polls, believing that, the General will bring his wealth of experience, integrity, fairness as well as legendary discipline to lift Nigeria higher.’’