By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The Kogi State chapter of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has congratulated the Governor-elect of Kano State and the party’s candidate during last Saturday’s election, Abba Kabir Yusuf, on his victory at the poll.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday announced Kabir Yusuf as the winner of the keenly contested election with 1,190,002 votes to defeat his closest rival, Kano deputy governor and APC’s candidate, Nasir Gawuna, who polled 800,9055 votes.
The party in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Alhaji Musa Audu Dankano, and made available to National Watch in Lokoja on Monday, described Yusuf’s victory as “a well-deserved victory for a new Nigeria which the party represents.”
According to the statement, “the people have spoken loud and clear for change and expressed confidence in our great party to provide strong leadership and dividends of democracy to assuage the pains of poor governance inflicted on them by the outgoing All Progressives Congress government in Kano.
“NNPP also congratulates the good people of Kano State who overwhelmingly voted for a new and better Nigeria and ensured that their votes were counted and counted in the overall result. It is democracy in action. The journey to a new Nigeria starts with Kano State and moves speedily across the nation as we collectively redefine the destiny of Nigeria.”
The party congratulated all the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly candidates elected on the NNPP platform across the country saying the victory is for democracy, effective representation and progressive governance.
The party equally congratulated the party’s national leader and presidential candidate, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. It said Kwankwaso’s ‘enormous’ political sagacity and his savvy for leadership acumen and direction led to the victory of party candidates across the nation.
“NNPP will justify the confidence citizens reposed in it by providing visionary, pragmatic and purposeful governance,” the statement concluded.