Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has disclosed that he would no longer seek any elective political position, after completing his second tenure as governor in 2023
The Governor, who made this known during a chat with the media in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day, said it will be unfair for him to jostle for any political office considering all the offices he has occupied in the past.
He noted that Katsina State has had its fair share in leading the country having produced three different times men calling the shot at the nation’s most exalted office.
“Common sense, first of all, I was in the House of Representatives, I was Speaker for four years. So, I have no intention of going back to the National Assembly by contesting the Senate seat or any other seat.
“I was Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress when it was created. So, I am not interested in party office.
“I think Katsina is lucky to have produced two Heads of State. Before President Muhammad Buhari, we had President Umaru Musa Yar’adua.
“I think for anybody in Katsina State to say that he is looking for something, I don’t think we are being fair.
“So really, I have no plans; neither do I have intention of contesting for any political office in 2023.
On the assessment of his six years at the helms of affairs in Katsina State, Masari said it has not been easy because of the prevailing security challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic.
He emphasized that his administration is working hard to see that they fulfil the campaign promises they have made.
“I have gone round the state, I made promises during the campaign. How far l have been able to meet those promises I have made is what would give me sound sleep when I leave office.
“This has been one of the toughest period of government in this country. While we were battling with insecurity, then came COVID-19. It did not only affect Nigeria but the whole world.
” It is now that we are recovering from the negative effects of Covid19 and we are trying to meet some of the obligations, some of the promises we have made to the people.
“So, I think internally we feel satisfied but people should understand, we want people to understand the difficulties that we find ourselves into.”