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Gov. Yero concedes defeat, congratulates El-Rufai

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Gov. Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State on Sunday congratulated Malam Nasiru El-Rufai for winning the April 11 governorship election in the state.

Yero, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate, called El-Rufai on phone at about 3:00p.m to concede defeat and congratulate the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for winning the election.

Mr Samuel Aruwan, Media Officer of the state APC Campaign Council, who stated this in Kaduna, said El-Rufai thanked the governor for his magnanimity in defeat.

“He congratulated El-Rufai and wish him success, he prayed for peace and development of Kaduna State and Nigeria at large.

“El-Rufai in his response thanked Yero and wished him all the best and hope to see him soon,” Aruwan said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the collation of the results was still going on with just one local government out of the 23 remaining as at 4:50 p.m.


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