By Sylvanus Okpe
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has hailed the tribunal ruling which affirmed his election.
Mallam El-Rufai also called on every citizen and resident of Kaduna State to join hands in progressive endeavours for peace and development stressing that he is the governor of all.
A statement from the Kaduna government house quoted the governor as thanking the tribunal for its verdict and expressing his gratitude to the people of the state whose electoral choice has been reaffirmed.
The governor spoke as he received congratulations from APC leaders in the state, members of the National Assembly and senior officials of the state government.
“We welcome the verdict of the election tribunal. We thank the people who cast the votes that have just been reaffirmed and acknowledge the hard work of our legal team.
“The elections were conducted several months ago. We repeat the appeal we made back in March 2019 that all residents of Kaduna State, whatever their political preferences, should join hands for progressive undertakings for peace and development. Let us unite in constructive endeavours to uplift all our people.
“As elected servants of the people, we would continue to work tirelessly to deliver progressive outcomes for all our people. In the second-term, we have swiftly constituted our State Executive Council and launched a programme of urban renewal, beginning from Kaduna metropolis. We have adopted the new national minimum wage, commissioned Phase 2 of the Zaria Water Project and implemented a six-month maternity leave scheme in the Kaduna State public service.
“There is no time to exult in victory. We must remain focused on addressing the challenges our state confronts. Let us do it together, uphold peace and promote development in Kaduna State.”