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I CONGRATULATE ALHAJI ABUBAKAR SANI BELLO ON HIS ELECTION AS GOVERNOR NIGER STATE.
Over the past six months I have gone round the nooks and crannies of our dear state, seeking the mandate of our people to lead as Governor of The state, my aspiration was borne out of a fervent desire to move our state to the next level of development following a robust foundation that have being laid by the previous democratic dispensations. I have worked tirelessly and timelessly too! For these, I will not despair, I will continue to do this even outside government.
For now the people of our dear state have decided and I submit to their decision which though not in my favor but for my co- contestant and brother Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello of the All progressive congress (APC), for I believe he has the interest of the state just like me, at heart.
My hearty congratulations to him and his team for the success recorded, I urge him to always put the interest of the people and the state first above all.
In same breath, I thank all those who participated in the process, from INEC, The voters, the party members and especially too members of my campaign team who worked day and night without break to sale our programmes and manifesto to the electorates, my family, the PDP, my supporters, friends, colleagues, well wishers, elders, the youth and women from whom I enjoyed my greatest support. I appreciate every one immensely. In this, We all are winners one way or the other.
And to my leader and Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu CON (Talban Minna) I say thank you for believing in me, I know he wanted the best for me and the state but Allah knows what is best for us all. Please accept my highest esteem and respect.
Finally, I call on all Nigerlites to give the incoming Government maximum cooperation that will lead it to success, as it is the wish of every government to work hard to better the life of the citizens and the state in General.
Once more Congrats Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, congrats Nigerlites.
Long live Niger state
Long live the federal Republic of Nigeria.