The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has conceded defeat in the 2023 governorship election in the State.
Matawalle lost to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Dauda Dare, who has been declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
According to Daily Trust, Matawalle stated in an audio message to the state’s residents that he and all of his followers must surrender to the will of Almighty Allah since nothing occurs outside of His control.
He claimed that when his administration took office, he met with all significant state stakeholders to discuss how they could best restore long-lasting peace to the state through peace dialogues. He also claimed that as of right now, nothing is more difficult than the state’s ongoing insecurity.
In addition to holding peace talks with armed bandits, Matawalle said that his administration made a concerted effort to bring all political groups together on a single platform in order to promote harmony and peace throughout the state.
He said, “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.”