Following their declaration on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as winners, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Zamfara State Governor-elect, Bello Matawalle, all federal and state legislators-elect, describing their victory as the triumph of the will of the people over manipulative forces.
In a statement issued in Abuja by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, the main opposition party also congratulated the people of the state assuring them of a purposeful, people-based and result-oriented leadership that will unite and revitalize the state for the greater good, in line with the wishes and aspiration of the people.
The party noted that the victory is a clear pointer to the fact that no matter how long manipulations and anti-democratic tendencies appear to thrive, justice and the will of the people always prevail at the end of the day.
It observed Zamfara is blessed with abundant human and natural resources adding that the incoming administration will direct all energies towards harnessing such resources for the wellbeing of all the people.
The PDP, therefore, urged the people of Zamfara state to resist all forces of division and unite behind their new leaders to move the state forward.
The party also expressed optimism that justice will prevail “in its effort to retrieve all its stolen mandate, particularly the Presidential mandate that Nigerians freely gave to Atiku Abubakar, at the courts.”