Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has described the process of his re-election as “really democratic.”
INEC announced Ganduje as the winner of the election after he polled a total of 1,033,695 defeating his closest rival, Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 1,024,713.
Speaking to Channels TV, Ganduje thanked all his supporters for coming out in their numbers to re-elect him, while he called on those aggrieved by the outcome of the exercise to simply take it in good faith.
“We have to appeal for peace and stability. Those who jubilate should jubilate in peace to avoid intimidation and those who are not happy should take it in good faith.
“But all I can say is, it is democracy in action and we need to live together,” he said.
Speaking on his plans for the state over the next four years, Ganduje added: “I believe that we shall take Kano to the next level considering what we have already done on the ground.
“There is no doubt when you are going for a second term, you are going for consolidation in order to ensure that there is continuity in all the policies programmes so that we ensure that we take the state forward and also we have to extend our hand of friendship to all those who contested so that we come together and move Kano State forward.”[?]