Governor Abdullahi Sule, signing the oath of office form after his swearing-in for a second term.

Cecilia Onah, Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, and the Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe, have been sworn-in for a second term in office.

Sule and Akabe who were first elected into office in 2019, were sworn-in by the State Chief Judge, Aisha Bashir-Aliyu at a colourful inauguration ceremony held in Lafia, the state capital on Monday.

Speaking at the event, Governor Sule who was full of smiles, thanked residents of the state for re-electing him and deputy for a second term in office.

He appealed to politicians across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state irrespective of political affiliations to give his administration the needed support to enable him and his deputy take the state to greater heights in the next four years.

Governor Sule said, “I consider your free minded votes as an affirmation of our stewardship of the past and an endorsement of our determination for the future, to continue to focus our vision, creativity, energy and preoccupation with developmental and harmonious governance.

“The electioneering campaign did not go without occasional acrimony from some quarters, intended to disrupt our collective sense of mission and cohesion as peaceful people of Nasarawa State.

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“This is why I commend your steadfastness in shunning and standing against all the provocations intended to divide our people for selfish political gains. I urge you all to remain steadfast and to be on your guards. We cannot afford to do otherwise, because the prize of liberty is eternal vigilance.

“I extend my hand of fellowship to our brothers who have contested under other political parties, and have either won or lost, to join us in our resolve to move Nasarawa State forward. The election has come and gone, the task ahead of us now is the supremacy of the security and welfare of our people.

“I assure you, my brothers and sisters, the good people of Nasarawa State and, indeed, development partners within and across our borders that my Administration remains resolute, more than ever before, in our vision to sustain accelerated growth, increase economic opportunities and prosperity, social inclusion and improve the quality of lives of the citizenry.”