The Bauchi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Sa’ad Tukur, has described the 2015 general elections as a silent revolution by the Nigerian people.
He made this known 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 could have predicted the outcome of the elections three months ago.
Apart from the opposition All Progressives Congress winning the presidential election, it also won majority in the Senate and House of Representatives as well as 21 governorship seats.
Speaking, the Bauchi REC said politicians ought to regard the development as a warning to sit up and truly serve the electorate, who gave them the mandate in the first place.
“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 in charge of Bauchi, Borno and Yobe states, Hammanga Mohammed, said the electoral umpire 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 also thanked the people of Bauchi State for remaining steadfast and coming out to vote.
Mr. Abubakar pledged justice for all, and assured that all indigenes would be treated equally.