By Mijinyawa Ahmed
The Bauchi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, has described the 2015 general elections as a silent revolution by the Nigerian people.
Sa’ad Tukur said this Friday at the presentation of certificates of return to the governor-elect, Mohammed Abubakar, deputy governor-elect, Nuhu Gidado, and 12 National Assembly members-elect from Bauchi State.
Mr. Tukur said no one had expected the outcome of the elections three months ago.
Apart from the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), winning the presidential election, it also won majority in the Senate and House of Representatives as well as 21 governorship seats.
Mr. Tukur said politicians ought to regard the development as a warning and sit up and truly serve the electorate who gave them the mandate.
“If your intention is to serve the people, you are with us. But if your intention is to get one position or the other, the people are watching,” the REC said.
Mr. Tukur said the recent elections were not only keenly contested but also free and fair to a large extent.
INEC’s National Commissioner overseeing Bauchi, Borno and Yobe states, Hammanga Mohammed, said the electoral body carried all parties concerned along in preparing for the polls.
In his acceptance speech shortly after receiving his certificate of return, the governor-elect, expressed gratitude to God for enabling him and his colleagues to participate in the elections.
He thanked the people of Bauchi State for remaining steadfast and coming out to vote.
The governor-elect pledged justice for all, and assured that all indigenes would be treated equally.