Gombe guber: no victor, no vanquished, says Yahaya
• We kept our promise of level playing field for candidates, Plateau REC declares
Gombe State Governor, who has just won a second term in office in the just concluded governorship election in the state, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, yesterday, said there was not victor and no vanquished at the polls.
Yahaya made this known after receiving his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
The governor also urged his fellow governorship contestants to join him in moving the state forward.
Describing the election as a mere test of might and popularity, the governor said there was no victor and no vanquished.
According to him, the challenge now is for all and sundry to team up and strive for common development of the state, which, he said, is a “task that must be accomplished.”
The Commission also issued Certificate of Return to all elected members of the state Assembly, including four on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 20 from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Also, INEC in Plateau State issued certificates of return to the Governor–elect, Caleb Mutfwang, and 24 members of the state Assembly.
Mutfwang, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded governorship election in the state, defeated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda, with 43,929 votes.
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Oliver Agundu, in his remarks before handing over the certificates, noted that INEC kept its promise of providing a level playing field for all contestants.
Agundu noted that testimonies of majority of Plateau citizens were proof that INEC delivered on its promise.