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.
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.
“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!
“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.