Damaturu - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday presented certificates of return to Yobe governor-elect, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, his deputy and National Assembly members-elect in the state.
Habu Zarma, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, presented the certificates of return in Damaturu.
The REC described the just concluded general elections as `the most credible and peaceful elections’ ever in the political history of Yobe and the country at large.
Colonel Hammaga Kurmi INEC National Commissioner for the North-East zone stated that the use of the Card Reader not only helped to reduce irregularities; it also contributed in enhancing the credibility of the electoral process.
The governor-elect, Gaidam, who spoke on behalf of the recipients,’ commended INEC for conducting free, fair and transparent elections.
He pledged to rule the state with the fear of God and tackle unemployment through industrialization.
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He also promised to develop 'a robust' health care system to tackle diseases and illnesses.
"I wish to re-assure all citizens of Yobe of my determination to fulfill our campaign promises to the best of our ability and meet the yearnings and aspirations of our people.
"I will work closely with the new APC led-Federal Government, our National and State Assemblies to ensure that peace returns to our state to enable displaced persons return to continue their normal lives," he said.
Gaidam advised his opponent to accept defeat in good faith and join hands with him to move the state to enviable height.
"My doors will remain open for constructive advice aimed at developing our dear state.
"I will be fair to all manners of people so that our collective efforts, policies and programmes will lead us to a new era of growth and development," Gaidam said.