An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Alhaji Reyyanu Iliyasu, says the victory of the incumbent Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, in the governorship election was a divine endorsement of the people’s will.
Governor Sule defeated the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, David Ombugadu, to secure his second term bid in the March 18 poll in the state.
Iliyasu who also holds the traditional title of the Talban Lafia, said God fulfilled the wishes and prayers of the people for the incumbent to return for the second term to continue his pro-poor policies and projects which are gradually enhancing the standard of living of even the most vulnerable in the state.
He spoke to journalists in Lafia, the state capital yesterday.
According to him, the governor’s massive investment in key sectors of the state’s economy and infrastructural strides across the urban and rural areas are testaments of his love for the people.
He noted that the governor’s victory at the poll was a reciprocation of the people’s gratitude for touching their lives positively.
He urged all those who are concerned for the progress of the state to support Governor Sule in order to consolidate his effort to steer the state on the path of development and growth.
He particularly appealed to the aggrieved APC stakeholders to jettison their grievances and join hands with the governor to develop the state.
He equally called on the opposition to see the outcome of the March 18 poll as a verdict ordained by the Almighty.
He said; “I had hope that the opposition parties, particularly the PDP will see Governor Sule’s return as divine and accept same in good faith.
“However, they continue to heat up the polity and threaten the fragile peace that state is currently enjoying under this administration through sponsored protests despite the ban on same by the police.
“Now that the contest has shifted to the tribunal, my appeal is that they should allow the judiciary to concentrate on its job without any distraction in the interest of peace and stability of the state.”