- Borno governor-elect, Babagana Zulum, has received his certificate of return from INEC
- The electoral umpire also issued certificates of return to 28 elected members of the state House of Assembly
- Zulum pledged to consolidate on the successes recorded by Kashim Shettima’s administration
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday, March 27, in Maiduguri, presented certificate of return to Borno governor-elect, Babagana Zulum.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commission also presented similar certificates to the 28 elected members of the state House of Assembly.
Ahmed Mu’azu (Rtd), INEC federal commissioner in charge of Borno, Adamawa and Taraba, assisted by the resident electoral commissioner, Mohammed Magaji, presented the certificates to the elected political office holders.
Mu’azu called on Zulum and other elected representatives to deliver on their campaign promises and work for the development of the state and country at large.
He said: “I congratulate eligible voters who voted you into power for being law abiding despite the security challenges facing the northeast region.
"To the elected candidates, it is pertinent on all of you to keep your campaign promises and work hard towards the development of the state and nation at large."
Mu’azu also commended election workers, security agencies, political parties; observer groups and other stakeholders, over the peaceful conduct of the elections.
In his response, Zulum, pledged to consolidate on the successes recorded by Kashim Shettima’s administration. He said that he would accord priority to the Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Resettlement (RRR) programmes to fast-track restoration of peace and resettlement of displaced communities.
He added that his administration would initiate sound programmes to address the root cause of Boko-Haram insurgency, provide job opportunities to the teaming unemployed youth as well as promote discipline and social rehabilitation.
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The governor-elect called for support of elected members of national and state assemblies, to enable him move the state forward.
The event was attended by Governor Kashim Shettima, his deputy, Usman Durkwa, Senators Ali Ndume and Habu Kyari, as well as members of the National Assembly.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the candidate of the APC, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, was on Monday, March 11, declared the winner of the election just concluded in Borno state.
According to the INEC, Professor Zulum scored 1,175,440 votes to beat Mohammed Alkali Imam of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 66,115 votes.
The INEC returning officer for the governorship election and vice chancellor of the Federal University, Kashere, Gombe state, Professor Alhassan Mohammed Gani, made the announcement.
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