By Uche Friday
Yobe Gov Mai Mala Buni and other state lawmakers received certificate of return at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In his acceptance speech on Wednesday in Damaturu, Buni commended the people of the state for conducting themselves during the election exercise.
“It is gladdening that we, the people of Yobe state have conducted ourselves peacefully and maturely in both the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“We have truly exhibited that Yobe state is the home of peaceful elections built on the concept of ‘Politics Without Bitterness’ as propagated by our revered political icon, the late Alh. Waziri Ibrahim.
“It is also heartwarming that politicians and their supporters in the state have refused to give room to political violence and thuggery.
“This further made Yobe state a role model of peaceful electioneering for other states to copy.” Buni added.
He commended all contenders for putting in a good contest with a passion to serve the state.
“I also wish to commend the opposition political parties and their candidates for showing interest and passion to serve our dear state through healthy politicking,” he said.
Buni, therefore extended hands of fellowship and invite everyone to build the state jointly.
“We will continue to maintain an open-door policy to give everyone a sense of belonging and the opportunity to contribute to the development of the State,” he added
By Uche Friday