By Mohammad Ibrahim
Kaduna (Nigeria) – Governor of Kaduna State Northwest Nigeria, Muktar Ramalan Yero has won his polling unit at the just concluded governorship polls in the state.
The governor defeated his rival of the All progressive congress, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
The result released at the kwangira, kaura ward polling unit showed that the governor polled 311 while APC polled 56 votes.
Earlier, the governor called on all residents of the State to shun violence and remain peaceful throughout the voting process.
Yero described the peaceful electioneering process in the state as a demonstration of the democratic maturity of the people.
“we are happy that majority of our people have embraced democracy as preferred system of governance and we shall continue to encourage them through responsible leadership.”
Yero said with the peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections Nigeria has clearly crossed the stage of irreversible democratic evolution.
” we hope to continue to improve on all identified lapses in order to become a model for other African countries.
”Governor reiterated his call on people in the state to continue to forge greater unity in moving the state forward irrespective of perceived differences,” he said.