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Zamfara: Matawalle concedes defeat, calls on governor-elect to restore peace

Muhammad Sabiu, Kaduna

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has conceded defeat in the just concluded governorship election.

This was even as he called on governor-elect,  the People’s Democratic Party candidate, Dauda Dare to restore peace if he took over the mantle of leadership.

He made this known during a meeting with stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of the state in a short video trending on social media platforms.

The governor called on all his supporters to submit to the will of Almighty Allah as things happen only by His will.

According to him, when he came on board,  he met with all major stakeholders in the state on how best they could restore lasting peace.

“I was glad we carried out a dialogue with bandits. We have achieved relative peace I would say because   up till today there is nothing more challenging than the insecurity bedeviling  the state.

Apart from the peace dialogue with armed bandits, he contended that his administration was able to cement all the different factions In the party into one platform so that peace and unity reign in the state.

“We have achieved the political reconciliation and this paved way for peaceful campaign rallies and healthy political activities in the state.

“If I have knowingly or unknowingly offended or hurt the feeling of anyone, I seek his or her forgiveness. I’m a human being like anyone and only Almighty Allah’s deeds or actions are error-free.

“I’m also using this medium to appeal for calm and sympathise with those who have lost their property in the name of celebration. We should understand that we have no other place than Zamfara state.

“We are also calling on the incoming administration to work hard to restore peace to the state. We are grateful for the commitment and hard work and resilience of the people of our dear state.”



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