*hails hitch-free, peaceful conduct of exercise
By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has congratulated the newly elected chairmen of the 11 local government councils, their deputies and the 114 councillors, with a call on them to see their election as a call to service at a very critical time.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli.
The Governor, in a statement following the official announcement of the December 19th local government councils election results by the Gombe State Independent Electoral Commission, GOSIEC, equally congratulated the governing All Progressives Congress, APC on the party’s victory at the poll.
He expressed satisfaction with the hitch-free nature of the poll as well as the peaceful conduct of voters during and after the exercise.
” I am particularly impressed with the orderly manner with which voters, observers and GOSIEC officials as well as the people of the state conducted themselves throughout the process “.
” While I felicitate with you, I want to urge you all to see the mandates freely given to you by the electorate as a call to serve, and do your best to justify the confidence reposed in you”.
Governor Yahaya who described the local government as a critical tier, urged the newly elected LGA helmsmem to live above board and provide viable leadership that will impact positively on the lives of people at the grassroots in line with the vision and ideals of the APC and the present administration in the State.
” You must also remain focused, accountable and work in the interest of the people”,
It will be recalled that the Gombe State Electoral Commission has declared APC as winner of all the 11 Chairmanship and 114 Councillorship seats in accordance with the law.