BREAKING: Kaduna’s Governor Yero Concedes Defeat, Calls El-Rufai



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.