- A chieftain of the APC, Jamilu Gwamna, says the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari is electrifying
- Some residents also express feelings of excitement following the victory of President Buhari at the polls
- Abdullah Suleiman, a resident of Gombe commends INEC and describes the election as free and fair
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and some residents on Wednesday, February 27, described Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the polls as electrifying and a reaffirmation of hope for a better society free of corruption.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said them shared their opinions in separate interviews in Gombe after the announcement of the results of the presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday, February 23.
Buhari was declared winner in nine out of the 11 local government areas in Gombe state as he polled a total of 402, 961 votes as against People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who scored 138, 484 votes.
The report quoted Jamilu Gwamna, a chieftain of the APC, as describing the victory of President Buhari as electrifying, adding that it was a reaffirmation of hope that Nigeria would get better for the masses.
“Mr President’s victory is electrifying especially for us in Gombe. The sick had recovered as a result of the victory.
“It is victory for democracy and a confirmation of the love of the people for President Buhari.
“The will of the people prevailed so we are happy,” Gwamna said.
Concerning the position of the PDP to the outcome of the election, Gwamna said: “Let them go to court. When President Buhari lost in all those years, he went to court and never resulted to violence.”
On his part, Abdullah Suleiman, a trader, was reported to have said that the victory particularly for him was a demonstration of the political maturity of the country, adding that it was violence free.
According to him, the victory of the president was victory for the fight against corruption, noting that corrupt persons would have to relocate from Nigeria very soon.
He commended INEC for its effort in giving Nigerians free, fair and credible elections.
Also reacting, Hajiya Zainab Ismail, a housewife in Yelenguruza Quarters said: “I was worried that if the president didn’t win N-power and other social intervention programmes would stop.
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“I know a lot of youths and pupils who are on the programmes that may be sent to hunger and poverty if the president had lost.
“I prayed for him to win and Allah did it. So I have hope that those people benefiting from the programmes would be taken care of in the next four years.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nuhu Ribadu, the director of field operations of the President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organisation, on Wednesday, February 27, described the re-election of the first citizen of the country as a reward to Nigerians.
Ribadu said this in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state, that Nigerians sacrificed their time and energy to vote in a free and fair election and were rewarded with a man committed to selfless service.
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