26 Contestants Accept Sokoto Governorship Election Result

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Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko

Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko

Twenty-six political parties, who contested the Sokoto State governorship election held on Saturday, said they have accepted the outcome of the poll.

Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, PDP’s candidate, was on Sunday declared winner of the election.

In a statement they issued on Sunday in Sokoto, the political parties said they affirmed the election “to be free and fair”.

The satement, which was read by the Chairman of the state chapter of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Alhaji Abba Sidi, implored all contestants to accept the outcome of the election.

“We patriotically implore all contestants that had cause to test their popularity in the election to, in the spirit of good sportsmanship, concede defeat and extend the hand of friendship to the Governor-elect,” the statement said.

They said it was natural that in each contest, there must be a winner and a loser.

They appealed to the Governor-elect to ensure that he “is fair and just to all manner of people, without fear or favour”.

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