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President-elect expresses appreciation to Yobe for ‘consistent support’ –

Posted: Apr 15, 2015 at 7:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Mohammed Abubakar –  Special Correspondent, Damaturu

 

President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has expressed appreciation to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State and the entire people of the state for what he called their ‘consistent support’ to his political career and to the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Buhari spoke when Gaidam led a delegation of Yobe APC politicians to congratulate him on his victory at the polls.

Gaidam’s delegation included Senators and members of the House of Representatives from Yobe State as well as state legislators and other APC politicians. Buhari said although he did not visit Yobe State during his Presidential campaign outings, he was confident of support from Yobe because the people of the state have been consistent in their support of him.

 

 

 

“Those who have followed the relationship knew that Yobe did the same in 2007. They asked me to go and fight for election elsewhere, that Yobe’s support for me is assured.

“Even when I left the ANPP in 2011 and went to the CPC, they supported me. And that’s what happened in this election.

“They have been consistent and steadfast”, he said.

Buhari also thanked the Governor for “maintaining the relationship at the highest level”.

On his part, Gaidam extolled Buhari’s steadfastness and leadership qualitiy and congratulated him for his victory at the polls.

“This victory is not just for the APC. It is a victory for our dear nation. Every Nigerian who desires peace and progress is happy with your election as our nation’s next president”, Gaidam said.

The Governor prayed Almighty Allah to grant the President-elect wisdom and support as he leads Nigeria through the years ahead.