Malam Nasir El-Rufai has welcomed the affirmation of his re-election as Governor of Kaduna State by the election tribunal.
This was even as he said as governor of everyone who lives in Kaduna State, he is calling on residents of the state to join hands in progressive endeavours for peace and development.
A statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Monday and signed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication quoted the governor thanking the tribunal for its verdict and expressing his gratitude to the people of the state whose electoral choice has been reaffirmed.
The governor said this as he received congratulations from APC leaders in the state, members of the National Assembly and senior officials of the state government.
“We welcome the verdict of the election tribunal. We thank the people who cast the votes that have just been reaffirmed and acknowledge the hard work of our legal team.
“The elections were conducted several months ago. We repeat the appeal we made back in March 2019 that all residents of Kaduna State, whatever their political preferences, should join hands for progressive undertakings for peace and development. Let us unite in constructive endeavours to uplift all our people.
“As elected servants of the people, we would continue to work tirelessly to deliver progressive outcomes for all our people. In the second term, we have swiftly constituted our State Executive Council and launched a programme of urban renewal, beginning from Kaduna metropolis.
“We have adopted the new national minimum wage, commissioned Phase 2 of the Zaria Water Project and implemented a six-month maternity leave scheme in the Kaduna State public service.
“There is no time to exult in victory. We must remain focused on addressing the challenges our state confronts. Let us do it together, uphold peace and promote development in Kaduna State.”