I Don’t Care About Second Term, Says Nasarawa State Governor

The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said that he is not bothered about being re-elected in 2023.

In a chat with journalists in Lafia, the state capital, to mark his first anniversary in office, the governor said he was grateful to God for giving him a four-year mandate; a period he deems long enough for him to contribute his quota to the development of the state.


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The governor, who was responding to a question on the speculation around the state that the people might not be ready to re-elect him in 2023, said he was ready to return to the US or Saudi Arabia to enjoy his life after his four-year mandate.

According to him, “one thing I have never been threatened about in life is my second term as governor. Let me tell you, in 1998, while working in the US, I felt I was bored. I took my early retirement package from an oil company, I went and set up our small company and we were running our business.

“I thought that was it. I never knew I was going to return to Nigeria as a whole, not to talk of coming to Nigeria to set up a company and become MD African Petroleum and later become GMD in Dangote company.

“That was even when I started enjoying life; not today.

“So I went through all these as extra to me in life; things I never thought would happen, but because God has blessed me that it will happen and it actually happened.

“Then out of the blues, from nowhere, I’m now a governor, and somebody is saying one term, and then I will cry, sleep and die? To hell with him!

“One term, yes, it’s fine. That is how I look at it. One term is good enough.
“Almighty Allah, I thanks very a lot for giving me one time period.

“So it has by no means shaken me, it has by no means scared me, and it’ll by no means do. I imply it from the underside of my coronary heart.

“If I do one time period, walahi talahi, walahi talahi, I will go and retire both in America or in Saudi Arabia and dwell my life peacefully. And I know that no EFCC will name me, as a result of I am not stealing the federal government’s cash.

“So one time period, then so what? To hell with one time period!

“Let me inform you, I’m joyful to take it, so I won’t ever have a sleeping downside as a result of any person says one time period.

“I by no means and I suppose I won’t ever have an issue,” he mentioned.

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