Gombe Governor-elect begs political rivals to accept defeat, collaborate with him
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has pleaded with his political rivals to forget grievances and join him to take the state to greater heights.
Governor Yahaya said this in Gombe on Thursday after receiving his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
He stated that the election was held in the interest of developing the state for the benefit of the people, thus the need for candidates to collaborate with him in this regard.
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“There was no loser in the just concluded governorship election in the state, I urge those that contested in the election in the state, for us there is no victor, there is no vanquish.
“We are all Gombe people and we shall jointly work to carry the hands of the losers if there are any, to move forward and take Gombe State to the next level,” he said.
The governor thanked all stakeholders for their efforts in making the state’s elections free, fair, peaceful, and credible.
According to Yahaya, the re-election will allow him to provide more democratic dividends to the people of the state.
“This certificate we received today is a license for us to go all out to do more so that we can deliver on the mandate and the needs of the people and provide the dividends of democracy that are widely needed in the country.”
Earlier, Umar Ibrahim, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Gombe State commended all stakeholders for the successful conduct of the election in the state.
“I use this opportunity to congratulate the Governor-elect and deputy governor-elect and other elected representatives.
“I urge you to see your election as an indication of the confidence reposed in you by your constituents and a debt you must repay by delivering the dividends of democracy to them,” he said.