By Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The Bauchi State Governor elect, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has pledged to run an inclusive and participatory government.
Mohammed made the pledge in a special broadcast shortly after he was declared winner of Bauchi Governorship Election at the end of collation of results from Tafawa Balewa LGA on Monday.
The governor-elect assured that he will ensure efficient and transparent government, as he would engage all the stakeholders in the state in the running of governance so as to hold his administration accountable.
He also said that in order to find lasting solutions to some of the challenges militating against the progress and development of the state, he would launch pro-business, pro-market agriculture and economic revolution in addition to restoring the glory of all educational institutions owned by the state.
According to him, the incoming government is determined to give citizens of the state a better prospect and greater opportunity by reducing poverty and empowering them in the areas of Agriculture, Education, Urban and Rural Infrastructure among others.
The governor elect who berated the outgoing administration for not fulfilling its promises, pledged not to leave the State in the hands of those who lack vision, motivation and the capacity to drive the change required.
Senator Bala Mohammed therefore thanked members of his party, the People’s Democratic Party, Religious and Community leaders for their support towards his victory, and said that he would soon engage with the officials of the outgoing administration for a successful transition.
It will be recalled that, Senator Bala Mohammed won the election with 515113 votes. His closest rival, the APC candidate, incumbent Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar, scored 500625 votes while the PRP candidate, Professor Ali Pate polled 46326 votes.