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Election: Saraki speaks on defeat Monday, denies congratulating APC candidate

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki, will later in the day speak on the defeat he suffered during the Saturday election where he lost to the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Ibrahim Oloriegbe.

Saraki contested for the senatorial seat of Kwara Central Senatorial District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

In a statement issued by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said his position on the election in which he suffered defeat would be made known soon.

“Our position on the election will be communicated later today,”  the statement reads.

He also denied congratulating the APC candidate who won the senatorial seat.

He dissociated himself from a message which he claimed stated that PDP and Saraki had congratulated the APC and it’s candidates.

“The public should disregard any fictitious statements being issued and shared on WhatsApp by the PDP in Kwara. Our position on the election will be communicated later today.

“In the interim, the APC should stop issuing statements congratulating itself and ascribing it to our camp,” Olaniyonu stated.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Oloriegbe as the winner of Kwara Central Senatorial District.

In his declaration, the Chief Returning Officer for the Senatorial district, Prof Olatunbosun Owoyomi, announced that while Oloriegbe polled 123, 808 votes Saraki polled 68, 994 votes.

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