NLC hail Idris a former teacher, now Kebbi governor-elect


A former President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Dr. Nasiru Idris has won the rescheduled Kebbi State Governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the APC candidate winner after polling 409, 225 votes to beat his closest rival Gen. Aminu Bande of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to INEC’s Collation/Returning Officer, Prof. Yusuf Sa’idu of the Usman Danfodio University, SOkoto, the PDP standard bearer secured 360,940.

The returning officer explained that the total votes cast stood at 800,560, out of which valid votes were 781,478, while 19,082 votes were rejected.

“I, Prof. Yusuf Sa’idu, the Returning Officer of the governorship election held on April 15, 2023, declare that Nasiru Idris of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby returned elected as Governor of Kebbi.”

The Nigeria Labour Congress hailed its former Deputy President, Idris for winning the rescheduled election.

The NLC said Idris’ victory was testimony to hard work, commitment, humility and philanthropy.

NLC President Joe Ajaero said this in a statement in Abuja.

The statement said: “We at the Nigeria Labour Congress wish to congratulate one of our own, Comrade (Dr) Nasiru Idris on his victory as Governor-elect of Kebbi State.

“Dr Idris’ victory at the polls is testimony to hard work, commitment, humility and philanthropy.

“It is also proof of renewed confidence in the values of leadership espoused by the Nigeria Labour Congress.

“Dr Nasiru Idris’ leadership skills were honed at the Nigeria Union of Teachers (where he not only virtually held all leadership positions but its immediate past President) and at the Nigeria Labour Congress where he is equally the immediate Deputy President.

“We are immensely proud of Dr Nasiru Idris’ feat and urge him to display in Kebbi State the exceptional leadership skills for which he was known at the Congress.

“We will continue to pray to God to bestow upon him kindness, good health, wisdom, courage and visionary leadership so he could lift the workers and people of Kebbi State from the point he met them.

“Once again, our congratulations to Comrade (Dr) Nasiru Idris for this epochal achievement.”



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