13 March 2019

Nigeria: Election of Abdullahi Sule Means More Infrastructure for Nasarawa - Speaker

The speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, has said that the election of Mr Abdullahi Sule as governor of the state shows people's yearning for more infrastructure and industrialisation in the state.

Balarabe-Abdullahi stated this on Monday while speaking with newsmen in Umaisha, Toto Local Government Area of the state.

He expressed hope that Sule would take the state to the next level when finally in office.

He also expressed appreciation to the people of the state for having confidence in the APC, not only in the state, but also at the federal level.

The speaker, who congratulated the governor-elect on his victory, described it as well deserved, considering Sule's track record of achievements in the private sector.

Balarabe-Abdullahi also attributed the election of Sule to the developmental strides of the APC-led government at all levels.

He commended the electorate for electing APC candidates and assured them that they would not regret the mandate given to the party.

"We have hope and confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari and Sule, the governor-elect.

"By God's grace, Buhari and our governor-elect will deliver good governance and along with other elected representatives deliver the much needed dividends of democracy to Nigerians," he said.

The state number three citizen enjoined candidates and political parties that could not make it to accept the outcome of the elections in good faith.

INEC on Monday declared that Sule polled 327,229 votes to defeat other opponents in the election.

Mr David Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 184,281 votes while Mr Labaran Maku of All Progressives Grand Alliance polled 132,784 votes.

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