By Muhammad Nur Tijani
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has thanked God and the people of the state for re-electing him for a second term.
NAN reports that 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.
State Returning Officer Prof. Bello Shehu, announced that Ganduje scored a total vote of 1,033,695 while Mr Yusuf polled 1,024,713.
Ganduje , who made the promise in his re-election speech on Sunday night in Kano, called on all to join hands with him to build the state.
He also said that he would run an all inclusive government that will carry everyone along in the administration of 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.
He said he would consolidate on his achievement and also embark on people oriented projects.
” We are 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 thanked God for the dramatic victory urged the people of the state, irrespective of their political inclination, to join hands with him 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.
He commended INEC for their professionalism and also thanked the electorate in the state for re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari.