Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, thanked the administration and residents of Yobe state, for their continuous support throughout his political career.
The winner of the presidential election passed his message on April 3, Friday, when Ibrahim Gaidam, Yobe governor, led a delegation of the state politicians to congratulate Buhari, Daily Post reports.
Receiving the guests, the president-elect expressed appreciation:
"Those who have followed the relationship knew that Yobe did the same in 2007. They asked me to go and fight for election elsewhere, that Yobe’s support for me is assured. Even when I left the ANPP [All Nigeria Peoples Party] in 2011 and went to the CPC [Congress for Progressive Change], they supported me. And that’s what happened in this election. They have been consistent and steadfast."
Additionally, Buhari praised Governor Gaidam for "maintaining the relationship at the highest level".
Gaidam characterized GMB's emergence as the winner as "a victory for our dear nation. Every Nigerian who desires peace and progress is happy with your election as our nation’s next president."
It should be recalled that in Yobe the APC secured victory by polling 446,265 votes against the PDP's 25,526.