Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has called on all opposition to come and join hands with him for the continued development of the state.
The governor made the call few minutes after the verdict of the Supreme Court that reaffirmed his victory.
“We thank Allah for the victory that made it possible for the Supreme Court to reaffirm our victory after Election Petition Tribunal and Court of Appeal judgements. We also thank Kano people for peaceful conduct of their affairs,” says governor.
He also thanked all people who actively participated in praying for the victory that came his way, emphasizing that, “Whoever believes and depends on Allah, will always see light at the beginning, mid and end of the tunnel, no matter the circumstances.”
“We also commend all the Judges who partook in this exercise of deepening democracy. This shows the commitment of our judiciary in strengthening our democracy. This is highly commendable,” he said.
“I insist that our opposition should come and join us to move the state forward. We have a lot of developmental projects on ground. And more are coming. Our free and compulsory education policy needs all hands on deck. Our security system also needs all and sundry. Among others,” he said.
The reaction was contained in a press release signed the Chief Press Secretary, Abah Anwar.
The state Commissioner of Information and culture, Malam Muhammad Garba in a statement also said the Supreme Court verdict was the will of God and the desire of the people.
He added that, “we are most grateful to the Almighty God for this victory. This is not the victory for Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje alone, it is a victory for the good people of Kano state.
“We call on the Peoples Democratic Party to maintain peace and accept this verdict in good faith. This the real confirmation of our journey to The Next Level “
It was observed that millions of residents deferred the prevailiing cold weather as they gathered in groups discussing the Ganduje victory.
Many more gathered at the government House, Kano expressing happiness.
Meanwhile, commercial activities have resumed in the ancient city as against anxiety and the cautious movement noticed in the morning hours.