Zulum, Buni, Borno, Yobe, Kebbi Assembly members-elect receive certificates of return
• Governors-elect seek support to deliver dividends of democracy
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, presented certificates of return to Borno State Governor-elect, Babagana Zulum, deputy governor-elect, Usman Kadafur and 28 House of Assembly members-elect.
INEC National Commissioner for Bauchi, Borno and Yobe states, Maj.-Gen. Modibbo Alkali (rtd), while presenting the certificates of return, yesterday, in Maiduguri, enjoined all the elected candidates to be fair to all people, who gave them the mandate to serve them.
Responding, Zulum, who thanked the commission for conducting a free and fair election in the state, dedicated his victory at the poll to God and the good people of the state.
He said his administration would focus on delivery of services in the health, education, security and job creation sectors of the economy, adding that Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, including the repatriation of refugees from Niger, Cameroun and Chad will be implemented during his second term of office.
Similarly, Yobe State Governor-elect, Mai Mala Buni and the Assembly members-elect have received their certificates of returns.
Presenting the return certificates, yesterday (Thursday), in Damaturu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, represented by the Commission’s Administrative Secretary, Abacha Bukar Dikwa, said: “I congratulate Buni and his deputy, Idi Barde and the 24-members-elect of the state House of Assembly over their successes at the poll.
“I appreciate INEC members of staff for their support for a hitch free governorship and state Assembly elections across the state.”
Also, the INEC has issued certificates of return to 14 winners of the March 18 House of Assembly poll in Kebbi State.
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Alhaji Ahmad Bello- Mahmud, who presented the certificates, yesterday, urged the lawmakers to understand that they were elected to serve their constituents.
He expressed appreciation to all stakeholders who supported the commission before, during and after the elections.
The incumbent Speaker of the state House of Assembly and lawmaker-elect representing Bagudo Constituency, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, who spoke on behalf of others shortly after receiving his certificate, thanked God for the opportunity given to them by the electorate.
“We have taken the mandate as another trial from God, and we will do our utmost best to serve people diligently and fairly,” he said.