says everyone in Kano jubilating for his victory
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA – GOVERNOR Abdulahi Ganduje of Kano state has described the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as bad loser in elections, saying that he was ready to meet the party at the Election Petitions Tribunal.
Governor Ganduje also said that there was jubilation in Kano State as he was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, after the Supplementary elections, adding that the whole state has been peaceful since his victory.
Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari at the presidential villa, Abuja, weekend, the Kano State governor said his second tenure will favour the people.
He said, “I came to consult with the Chief of Staff that Kano is peaceful, people are jubilating and I am happy to inform him that everything is normal, all what you see in the social media is fake, false and he is happy about that.”
Asked to comment on the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to challenge his victory at the Election Petitions Tribunal, he said that it was common for the PDP to go to tribunal.
According to him, “Well we are waiting for them, we know that they are not good losers anyway. So, it is common to go to the tribunal, we are ready to meet them because the first election they committed a lot of fraud, a lot of irregularities and the Supplementary election was fair and free.
“It was carried out in 28 local government, they didn’t win a single local government out of the 28, so that is paining them a lot. So we are ready to go to the tribunal.”
On his blue print in the next four years, he said, “The next four years is going to be a very interesting four years because we are going to consolidate on what we have achieved so far.
“In particular we see what we can do in order to make education is free, affordable and also to ensure that girl education is being given prominence.
“Of course, agriculture is another issue that we must take the state to another level. So far we have done a lot and the production of rice is now we feed ourselves. We are happy Mr. President has stopped the importation of rice into the country and farmers are very happy.
“What is existing now is agric mechanisation, we can see what we can do so that our farmers can produce maximum production with ease.”
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On how reassuring his second term will be in terms of holding unto his promises to the people of Kano state, Governor Ganduje he said that he was taking the state to the next level.
He said, “Our first term is very successful, if you go to Kano you will see how we have changed the face of Kano and in terms of youths empowerment we have also done very well we have even built multi billion naira ultra modern skill acquisition centre in Kano.
“Very soon, Mr. President will go and commission it. So as I told you that we are taking Kano State in the next four years to next level.