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Atiku congratulates Ruto, hails Odinga for closely fought contest

…Says Kenyans, democracy greatest winners

By Chimezie Godfrey

Former Vice President and the Presidenti candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Kenyan President-elect William Ruto on his victory in the recent presidential election.

Atiku in a statement 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.

“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,” he said.

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