There was wild jubilation in Kebbi State following the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the just concluded Presidential election.
As soon as the announcement of Buhari’s victory was made by the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday night, people defied the night and poured into the streets chanting, “Sai Baba,” “Sai Baba”.
The jubilation became more intense in the morning of Wednesday, as youths, women and children were seen dancing around, carrying brooms and pouring water on the major roads.
Other people were also seen with APC vehicles and personal cars cruising on the streets. Okada and Keke Napep tricycle drivers were not left out of the jubilation as they also drove along major roads wildly.
Birnin Kebbi , the Kebbi State capital, Jega, Aliero, Koko Besse, Maiyama, Bunza, Bagudo were among the local government areas in Kebbi State where people came out on the streets to express their joy over the victory of Buhari at the polls.
The Kebbi State governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, soon after the declaration of the presidential result in favour of Buhari at the collation centre in Birnin Kebbi, thanked the people of Kebbi for coming out in large numbers to elect Buhari.
Bagudu also met on Tuesday with the staff of Government House, security agencies and the media to thank them for their support during the electioneering period.
He called on the people of the state to come out again en mass during the governorship and state house of assembly election to cast their votes for APC.