The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has revealed that he has forgiven those voted against him in the Saturday Governorship election in the Saturday.
Even though he emerged the Governor elect for the second time he stated that his victory at the poll was made possible with the help of God.
Sule polled 347,209 votes to beat his major opposition David Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 283,016 votes.
While speaking at the Government House in Lafia, on Monday, the governor said he is not so concerned about the outcome of the election instead he is interested in the peaceful coexistence among residents of the state.
He appreciated the electorates for having confidence in him to rule over the state for another four years. He also promised that his administration would ensure citizens enjoy the dividends of democracy.
“All those who voted for me and those who voted against me all belong to me. The best kind of forgiveness that the Almighty God wants is when you forgive someone even when you have the capacity to retaliate.
“We thank God that the election has come and gone peacefully. All the stories about the kind of problem that will happen, the type of insecurity that will occur had me more concerned than the election because I did not want my ambition to cause any fatalities or to end the life of any citizen of Nasarawa State.
“I want to sincerely thank the electorate for supporting me; but in the process of celebrating this victory, let us do it with God in our minds, knowing that the victory came from the Almighty God.”