By Mohammed Baba Busu
Lafia, Aug. 10, 2020 Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has advised the newly elected member representing Nasarawa Central at the State House of Assembly, Mr Ismaeel Danbaba, to be magnanimous in victory.
Sule gave the advice when the State Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), presented the member-elect to him at the Government House in Lafia on Monday.
The governor called on the member-elect to bury the hatchet and to carry everyone along, irrespective of political divide.
“In an election like this, what one has done, what one has not done, put everything behind you because success has already been achieved,” the governor told the member-elect.
Sule urged Danbaba to consider even those from the other political party in the journey ahead.
“It’s time to appreciate God and move on. Draw your time table; this is what I am going to do, this is how I am going to do it,” he advised the newly elected member.
The governor described the bye-election into the Nasarawa Central seat at the state assembly held last Saturday as not only successful but peaceful, transparent, free and acceptable.
He said that there was the need to put this on record, being the first election under his administration.
The governor used the opportunity to thank all those that worked hard to ensure that the election was not only won by the APC but was a successful exercise.
Sule specifically thanked the state Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, for being on ground at the venue of the election to supervise the election, the party and the candidate.
He also commended the party’s flagbearer and his team as well as all the supporters of the APC in the area for working so hard to achieve victory.
The governor equally appreciated the Emir of Nasarawa, Alhaji Jubril Usman for ensuring that voters were mobilised to peacefully cast their votes.
He also commended the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Fatu Jimeta, Ahmed Aliyu-Wadada, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu and the member representing Nasarawa/Toto at the House of Representatives, Abdulmumini Mohammed for the success of the exercise.
“I want to specifically thank the BoT Chairman of the PDP, Senator Walid Jibril, who even though he lost his ward, came out to commend the conduct of the election,” he said.
The Leader of the party’s delegation and state Chairman of the APC, Mr Philip Tatari-Shekwo, said they were at the Government House to present the winner of last Saturday’s bye-election, in line with the tradition of the party.
NAN reports that the APC chairman was accompanied on the visit by the state Secretary, Alhaji Aliyu Bello as well as the state Organising Secretary of the party, Hassan Abubakar, among others.