Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has thanked the people of Kano for re-electing him for a second term.
Okay Nigeria had reported that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Ganduje, winner of the Kano State governorship supplementary election held Saturday.
Prof. Bello Shehu, Returning Officer in the state, announced that Ganduje scored a total vote of 1,033,695 while Mr Yusuf polled 1,024,713.
Ganduje won by scoring 45,876 votes to the PDP Abba Yusuf’s 10,239 in the supplementary election held in 28 out of the 44 local government areas in the state.
However, the governor promised in his re-election speech on Sunday night in Kano, called on all to join hands with him to build the state.
He also promised to run an all inclusive government that will carry everyone along in the administration of the state.
The governor thanked the people for their believing 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.
He also pledged to consolidate on his achievement and also embark on people oriented project.
” We going to complete all projects and initiate new ones and we are also open to new ideas and new vision,” he said.
The governor who thank God for the resounding victory urged the people of the state irrespective of their political inclination to join hands to move Kano forward.
“I thank all who voted me, those that did not vote me and 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.