INEC on Tuesday in Abuja issued a Certificate of Return to Governor-elect of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko.
Hajia Amina Zakari, INEC National Commissioner in-charge of North-West zone, presented the certificate on behalf of INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega.
Wamakko was re-elected as Governor of Sokoto State on Saturday after he beat 29 other contestants to win the election.
After collecting the certificate of return, the governor said that his administration would focus on completing ongoing developmental projects in the state.
“My government will make sure that all those programmes that are ongoing are completed.
“We will see that we deliver in terms of education, healthcare delivery, water supply, agriculture and youth empowerment,” Wamakko said.
He added that his re-election was an obligation to make a renewed effort toward ensuring that he served diligently, honestly and transparently.
Wamakko said that the task of conducting credible election should not be left to INEC alone, stressing that “all the stakeholders should be committed to the task and with that we can succeed.”
He said if stakeholders were committed to the task of free and fair elections, “we will make the job of INEC easier”.
Wamakko urged other contestants to join him in moving Sokoto State forward in all areas of human endeavours.
“`We are all trying to serve our state and we are trying to serve our country, so let us come together and we can make progress,” he said.
However, Wamakko polled 518,247 votes to beat his closest rival, Alhaji Yusha’u Ahmed of the ANPP, who polled 131,048 votes.
The CPC candidate, Alhaji Abubakar Yabo, came third with 7,323 votes.