Group lauds INEC, others on peaceful elections in Katsina

The Aminu Bello Masari Youth Vanguard, Daura chapter, have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other stakeholders for the peaceful conduct of the Feb. 23 and March 9 polls across Katsina State.

Malam Lawal Adam-TBO, the group Zonal Chairman, told the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) in Daura on Tuesday that the roles of all stakeholders in the last elections were highly commendable.

He described the Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the state as peaceful, free, fair and credible.

He said the elections were conducted peacefully amidst tight security and in strict observance of the relevant electoral guidelines.

He particularly commended the efforts of INEC, NYSC members and security agencies for being very vigilant and professional in their duties.

Adam-TBO lauded the electorate for being decent and orderly before, during and after the elections.

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“The last elections were adjudged by election monitors to be free, fair and devoid of hiccups and I wish to congratulate all those who were elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“I especially congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Aminu Masari. Our party won the elections with landslide victory across the 34 Local Government Areas in Katsina,’’ he said.

He also commended the roles played by key members of the party like Alhaji Hadi Sirika, the Minister of State for Aviation and Dr Mustafah Inuwa, the Secretary to the state government. Alhaji Muntari Lawal, Director of Campaign Buhari/Masari 2019 and Alhaji Shitu S-Shitu, the state APC Chairman.

He said the role played by the senior party members during the campaign and voters’ mobilisation has inculcated a sense of patriotism, discipline and decorum in millions of APC loyalists which culminated in the APC victory.

Adamu TBO, advise those who emerged victorious in the elections to be magnanimous in victory by extending the olive branch to the opposition for national development and entrenchment of democratic values.

He expressed confidence that the next administrations of President Buhari and Gov. Masari would be of prosperity, fulfilment and consolidations and would result in a positive transformation of the key sectors of the country’s economy.

NAN recalls that the APC in Katsina and its Governorship candidate Aminu Masari won the gubernatorial contest with a total of 1,178,864 million votes to defeat the PDP candidate Lado Danmarke who scored 488,621 votes.

NAN also reports that the party won all the National Assembly and the 34 state assembly seats.

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