Kebbi State governor swears in 21 newly elected LGs Chairmen

The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu has sworn in 21 elected Local Governments Chairmen and their deputies, amidst pomp and pageantry .

In a statement by Governor Bagudu’s Special Adviser on Media, Yahaya Sarki, the governor also charged them to be dedicated, hard working, honest and fair to all, even as he reminded the new officials to take their entire local governments as their constituencies.

 “You should also know that your elections were Divinely Ordained and not because of your individual triumphs.

“The oath of office  have just elevated you from the realm of your respective political parties to the realm of leadership.

“You should also study your oath of office and seek the support of all your loved ones to succeed in the discharge of your arduous responsibilities,” Governor Bagudu admonished.

According to him, the new officials must carry everyone along and work for the benefit of all, irrespective of any political leanings.

He further charged them to listen to the voices of everybody, including those who elected them and otherwise, adding,”this is to show that your victories are not misplaced.

“In politics, its always hard work and nothing but hard work.

Our people want our political leaders to be united ,for the state to blossom,” he lamented.

He cited an example with President Muhammadu Buhari whom according him had to contest 3 times before he won in 2015.

Bagudu also noted that, inspite of religious teachings, people of the state have continued to elect women, saying that, sixteen women had been elected as Councilors.

He charged the elected Chairmen to also do more to better the lives of youths and the physically challenged.

Further disclosing the plans by the state government to reintroduce the Area Development Councils, along with the appointment of  their Chairmen, deputies and Councillors.

The governor in the end commended the Kebbi State Independent Electoral Commission ( KESIEC) , the Security, the Media the Political parties as well as the electotorates for the peaceful election conducted across the state.

The Chairman of Birnin Kebbi local Government Area, Aminu Sarkin Fada offered vote of thanks on behalf of the elected Council Chairmen.

He thanked the governor for believing in them and his support which according to him was instrumental to their success.

He appreciated the APC stakeholders who were involved in making sure they emerged as the APC candidates as well as the electotorates for enduring to vote them into office.

Fada assured the governor of the unflinching resolve of the newly elected Chairmen to support him in moving Kebbi State forward.

Earlier, the Secretary to the Kebbi State Government, Babale Umar Yauri prior to the formal swearing of the elected Chairmen announced their names with their deputies while the State Chief Judge, Justice Suleiman Muhammad Ambursa administered on them oath of office and allegiance .

The event was well attended by Commissioners, Special Advisers, politicians and party supporters.

Editor/Suzan O.

Kebbi State governor swears in 21 newly elected LGs Chairmen

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