There was a drama today in Sokoto as the 16 House of Assembly members elected on the platform of APC were not present during the presentation of certificates of return to the Governor Aminu Tambuwal and the house members elect.
The 14 PDP members elect were however present and collected their certificate from the INEC commissioner in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara, Amina Zakari.
Zakari used the event to call on politicians to promote violence-free electoral process ahead of 2023 general election, saying INEC on its part is ready to improve and learn from past mistakes.
She said that INEC does not believe in inconclusive election, saying the major reason for it is issue of violence and urge all political stakeholders to promote violence-free election.
She advised the winners to give back dividends of democracy to the electorates, while those that could not win today may emerge victorious tomorrow.
Speaking at the event, Governor Tambuwal said, “When we won the election with a margin of 3,413, INEC in their wisdom declared the election inconclusive, but later Allah in his wisdom conclude the election.
“He did it with a margin of 342, let me remind them all, a win is a win, no matter what the margin of winning is.
“I am appealing to our brothers and sisters from whatever party to come and join us to move the state forward. It is only Allah that gives power and has choose who he intends to give in the state”
He then urged the people of the state not to lose faith in his administration, saying all the electoral campaign promises he made would be visited and executed.
He thanked the electorate for voting him into power which he dedicated to God.