The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress , Adams Oshiomhole , on Wednesday celebrated the outcome of Saturday’ s presidential and National Assembly polls , especially the defeat of the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki , in the Kwara Central Senatorial District .
Oshiomhole , who spoke to State House correspondents soon after President Muhammadu Buhari was handed his Certificate of Return by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission , Prof . Mahmoud Yakubu , said Saraki ’ s loss confirmed that democracy was a “ leveller . ”
Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress had defeated Saraki by polling 123, 808 votes , while the Senate President scored 68 , 994 votes .
The APC chairman said , “ As much as we want to be magnanimous in victory , there are a couple of things that have happened that show that the Nigerian people know how to reward those who are extremely arrogant .
“ People who came to the Senate with less than 100, 000 votes , and began to hold the country to ransom ; their own people have recalled them home .
“ While we were saying that we would impeach them , their people said they would rather bury them . Politically , now , they are out . It shows the power of democracy ; it is a leveller; you cannot be bigger than the people . ”
On President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s victory, Oshiomhole said , “ I am happy that Nigerians have renewed overwhelmingly the mandate of Mr President . ”