The outgoing Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero , the PDP gubernatorial candidate seeking reelection has conceded defeat to his rival, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of All Progressives Congress (APC).
Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson of Kaduna State APC Campaign Council disclosed this in a statement.
According to Aruwan, Yero who conceded defeat called (telephone) Malam El-Rufai at around 3:00 pm.
“He congratulated El-Rufai and wished him success. He prayed for peace and development of Kaduna state and Nigeria at large.
“El-Rufai in his response thanked Yero and wished all the best and hope to see him soon,” the statement said.
Evidently,Yero has followed the highly applauded steps of President Goodluck Jonathan who also called General Muhammadu Buhari to concede defeat even before the winner of Nigeria’s presidential elections declared by INEC.
Given the combustible nature of Kaduna, Yero’s move will certainly ensure peace in the state and observers said his action deserves high commendation as well.