The re-elected governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje , has thanked the people for re-electing him for a second term and promised to run an all-inclusive government and carry everyone along.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Ganduje, winner of the Kano State governorship supplementary election held Saturday.
In the supplementary election held in 28 out of the 44 local government areas in the state, Ganduje won by scoring 45,876 votes to the PDP Abba Yusuf’s 10,239.
The State Returning Officer, Prof. Bello Shehu, announced that Ganduje scored a total vote of 1,033,695 while Yusuf polled 1,024,713.
In his re-election speech on Sunday night in Kano, the governor called on everyone to join hands with him to build the state.
The governor thanked the people for their belief in his capacity to lead them and for the peaceful conduct of the March 23 re-run election.
The governor also promised not to fail the electorate and that he would consolidate on his achievements and also embark on people-oriented projects.
“We are going to complete all projects and initiate new ones and also open to new ideas and new vision,” he said.
The governor who thank God for the victory urged the people, irrespective of their political inclinations, to join hands to move Kano forward.
“I thank all who voted me, those that did not vote me and those who did not vote at all.
“Girl child education, agriculture, women and youth empowerment, healthcare delivery, peace and security will be my focus in the next four years.
“I thank you for the fresh mandate and I promise to serve you better because the victory is not for me or my deputy, the victory is for the good people of Kano.
“As we get ready to start our second term, I urge you to continue to maintain the peace we have so far enjoyed,” he said.
He commended INEC for their professionalism and also thanked the electorate for re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari.(NAN)