Kenya: Atiku congratulates Ruto, hails Odinga for a closely fought contest
*Says Kenyans, democracy greatest winners
Nigeria’s former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the PDP in Nigeria’s forthcoming 2023 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has on Tuesday, August 16, congratulated William Ruto on his election in the recently-held Kenyan Presidential election.
In a personal statement, Atiku said; “The people of Kenya have done well so far with the election process. The announcement of the results and declaration of a winner is the crunch time.
“Even though a winner has emerged, and indeed has to emerge in an electoral contest of this nature, the people of Kenya and certainly its democracy is the greatest winner.”
“There can never be any losers if everyone joins hands in working together to improve the well-being of the people. It is imperative that the citizens cutting across all political divides eschew violence and animosity in order to safeguard the gains of the past,” he further added.
Whatever issues there are about the election can always be resolved within the ambits of the law. As one, Kenyans will be the better for it.
I congratulate President-elect William Ruto and acknowledge Raila Odinga for a closely fought contest.