Sunday Aborisade in Abuja
Deputy President of the Senate, Barau Jibrin, has expressed optimism that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would bounce back in Kano State.
He has therefore, appealed to stakeholders of the party in the state to be united.
Barau stated this when he hosted the local government vice chairmen under the umbrella of the Association of Local Government Vice Chairmen (ALGOVC), Kano State Chapter, at the National Assembly.
Barau, said with prayers and unity, the outcome of the tribunal would be favourable to the APC.
He said, “APC is challenging the declaration of Abba Yusuf of the NNPP as the winner of the governorship election conducted on March 18 in Kano State at the Election Petition Tribunal.
“We are praying and hopeful that the outcome of the tribunal will be favourable to us. Everything is in God’s hands. Let us be united and work together. By God’s grace, it’s a matter of time, we will bounce back in Kano State.
“As it is now, we are in the opposition and as such there are a lot of expectations from us. We should be united and work together in the interest of our party,’’ he said.
Commending the local government vice chairmen for their visit, Barau said he would continue to work with them to improve the standard of living of the people at the grassroots.
“The local government is very essential. We will continue to work with you to address the challenges facing our people. We are proud of you. Let us continue to work together,” he said.
Earlier, the chairman of the association, Alhaji Yakubu Musa Naira, said they were at the National Assembly to congratulate Barau on his emergence as the Deputy President of the Senate.