Jubilation in Gombe for President Buhari victory
President Muhammadu Buhari (image courtesy State House)

President Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters in Gombe State have said that his victory at the polls is a reaffirmation of hope for a Nigeria devoid of corruption.

This submission was made in separate interviews on Wednesday morning, after INEC declared Buhari as winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election.

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The Nigerian leader scored 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 states, and defeating 72 other candidates, including Atiku Abubakar, his main rival.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 11, 255,978 votes, winning in 17 states and the FCT.

Concise News reports that Buhari won nine out of the 11 LGAs in Gombe State, polling a total of 402, 961 votes as against People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar who polled 138, 484 votes.

A chieftain of the APC, Dr Jamilu Gwamna, described the victory as electrifying, added that it will reinstall hope that Nigeria would get better for the masses.

“Mr President’s victory is electrifying especially for us in Gombe. The sick had recovered as a result of the victory,” he said.

“It is a victory for democracy and a confirmation of the love of the people for President Buhari.

“The will of the people prevailed so we are happy.”

Also, Abdullah Suleiman, a trader, said that the victory, particularly for him, was a demonstration of the political maturity of the country, adding that it was violence free.

He added that the victory of the president was a win for the fight against corruption, noting that corrupt persons would have to relocate from Nigeria very soon.

Suleiman commended INEC for its effort in giving Nigerians free, fair and credible elections.

Also, after the announcement of President Buhari as the winner of the election, youths took to the streets to celebrate, riding bikes with stunts, driving cars and chanting “ sai baba” “ four plus four dole” “baba oyoyo.”