The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has urged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) join hands with him for the continued development of the state.
Ganduje stated this in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar after Monday’s Supreme Court judgement affirming his victory at the March 9, 2019 polls in the state.
Recall that the apex court, in a unanimous judgement by a seven-man panel of Justices led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, dismissed an appeal of the PDP candidate, Abba Yusuf today.
“We thank Allah for the victory that made it possible for the Supreme Court to reaffirm our victory after Election Petition Tribunal and Court of Appeal judgements. We also thank Kano people for peaceful conduct of their affairs,” Ganduje said.
He also thanked all people who actively participated in praying for the victory that came his way, emphasising that, “Whoever believes and depends on Allah, will always see light at the beginning, mid and end of the tunnel, no matter the circumstances.”
“We also commend all the Judges who partook in this exercise of deepening democracy. This shows the commitment of our judiciary in strengthening our democracy. This is highly commendable,” he said.
“I insist that our opposition should come and join us to move the state forward. We have a lot of developmental projects on ground. And more are coming. Our free and compulsory education policy needs all hands on deck. Our security system also needs all and sundry. Among others,” he said.