Justice Shaibu Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Niger on Wednesday presented the Certificate of Return to Governor Abubakar Bello and his deputy, Ahmed Ketsu, in Minna, Niger State capital.

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Prof. Samuel Egwu, Resident Electoral Commissioner for Niger state commended eligible voters in the state for their peaceful conduct during the 2019 general elections.

While speaking during the event, Egwu lauded the citizens of Niger for the political maturity demonstrated during the poll.

according to him, the attitude demonstrated by the people of the state paved the way for the peaceful electoral process.

The REC also presented certificates of return to the 27 winners of the state Assembly election, of which APC won in 26 constituencies and PDP in one.

Egwu also praised the efforts of INEC officials for ensuring smooth implementation of the electoral process during and after the elections.

The elected governor, Bello Speaking after receiving his Certificate of Return, commended INEC for providing a level playing ground for all the political parties during and after the elections.

He said that the commission provided a great opportunity for eligible voters to elect leaders of their choice.

The governor also commended the security agencies for ensuring a peaceful atmosphere during and after the elections in the state.

He promised to initiate policies and programmes that would enhance the well-being of residents.

“We will initiate and implement people-oriented programmes in the areas of water supply, education, healthcare delivery and provision of modern farming implement affordable to farmers,” Bello said.