Gombe Governor-Elect receives certificate of return

Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe

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The Governor-elect of Gombe State, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, his deputy, Mr. Manassah Danniel Jattau and members of the state House of Assembly have received their Certificate of Return, issued to them by the INEC National Commissioner Supervising Bauchi, Gombe and Yobe States, Alhaji Baba Shettima Independent National Electoral Commission.

Speaking after he received his certificate of return, Governor-Elect, Inuwa Yahaya said he would extend a hand of fellowship and cooperation to everyone in Gombe State in order to move the state forward.

Alhaji Inuwa said all contestants went into the race for the sole purpose of developing Gombe and reaching out to everyone with the dividend of democracy, hence the call for cooperation from all of them and the people of the state so as to continue to be the shining example that the state is known for.

“We will go, In Sha Allah, by the day we are sworn-in, full swing and head-on in order to make sure that we deliver more dividends of democracy to the good people of Gombe State. That is what they deserve, that is what they work for and by the Grace of Almighty Allah, that is what they are going to get,” said Alhjai Inuwa.

In the mean time, the INEC National Commissioner Supervising Bauchi, Gombe and Yobe States, Alhaji Baba Shettima has called on the governor elect to remember the mandate of the people by delivering to them the dividends of democracy and contribute to the development of the state.

“The people of Gombe have spoken through their votes, and you are an expression of their expressions. Therefore, I wish to call on you to deliver dividends of democracy to your constituents and contribute your quota to the development to the Jewel in the Savannah,” he said.

 WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN THE LEGISLATURE

Two women are among the 24 members-elect of the Gombe State House of House of Assembly, who received their Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Gombe.

It will be recalled that women have not been represented for about eight years now in the Gombe State House of Assembly, until the 2019 election, in which they promise to ensure women and children issues are promoted in the legislative arm.

For Mrs. Rabi Daniel, member elect Representing Billi East Constituency, who resigned from her position as Commissioner of Women Affairs to vie for the membership of the House of Assembly, she will fight for the rights of Women.

“I will represent my fellow women at the House of Assembly. I thank God that I am there, I will really fight so that the bills on Women ad Children Rights are passed to protect my fellow Women,” Mrs. Daniel said.

Ms. Asma’u Iganus was also the immediate past Commissioner of Science and Technology in Gombe State, before she resigned to contest for the membership of the Gombe State House of Assembly, she did not hide her passion for the issues of women and girl child education.

“I am delighted that I am among the two women to serve my people for the next four years and I am grateful to the Almighty. We have Girl-Child Education and we have the Child Rights-Act. We are going to work on that and many other bills that we will get,” Ms. Igaus said.