The All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for Zamfara Central senatorial zone, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa has accepted his defeat by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Hon. Ikira Aliyu Bilbis.
Marafa in a statewide broadcast on Monday commended the people of Zamfara Central senatorial zone for the opportunity afforded him to represent them between 2011 and 2019, wishing them well.
He further thanked all stakeholders and his supporters for standing firm for him and for giving him the courage to participate in the election, pointing out that he has learnt a lot in the new political dimension of the state.
The former senator, however, thanked Governor Bello Matawalle for standing by him to ensure that he contested the senatorial election for the third time.
He also thanked the party for its unflinching support to his senatorial candidature.
He also thanked the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Presidential Campaign Council for giving him the opportunity to lead the Tinubu campaign council in Zamfara State, stressing that the victory recorded by the APC during the Presidential election in Zamfara State was enough to demonstrate the power of the APC in Zamfara.
Marafa promised that he will never approach the court to challenge the result of the 2023 senatorial election, saying that the action will distract the senator-elect from doing his job, which he said would eventually affect the senatorial zone.