A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Bauchi - Those recently
elected should see the mandate a challenge and should reciprocate by
distributing the dividends of democracy to the electorate.
Prof. Hamman Tukur, Resident Electoral Commissioner in
Bauchi State, gave this charge during the presentation of certificates of
return to the Governor, Deputy Governor, Senators and Members of the House of
Representatives in Bauchi on Friday.
"Those elected should see the mandate as a huge challenge
and should reciprocate by ensuring that the dividends of democracy are
distributed among all parts of the state.”
He also said that the winners should understand that it was
a silent revolution happening in the country and if they refused to serve their
people it could affect them too.
According to him, elected persons should be careful in the
way they handled those who elected them.
Also read: INEC release official statement on the elections
INEC National Commissioner in charge of Bauchi, Yobe and
Borno states, retired Col. Hammanga Mohammed said INEC had carried stakeholder
holders along in conducting the general elections.
He said INEC had been consulting all stakeholders in all the
decisions taken and it was clear that people’s votes had counted. The News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that seven of eight members of the House of
Representatives, three Senators, Deputy Governor and the Governor were
presented with their certificates by Mohammed.
The seven Representatives are Ahmed Yerima, Shehu Musa,
Salisu Zakari, Halliru Jika, Mohammed Gololo, Yakubu Dogara and Dr Mohammed
Abdu while the eighth Alhaji Nura Adamu was absent due to illness.
The Senators are Sulaiman Nazif, Isa Hamma and Ali Wakili.
The Deputy Governor-elect is Alhaji Nuhu Gidado while the Governor-elect is
Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar.
The outgoing Deputy Governor, Alhaji Sagir Adamu represented
Governor Isa Yuguda at the occasion which was also graced by many top ranking
politicians, representatives of security agencies, traditional rulers, members
of the press and the general members of the public.