- Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has said he does not care about the possibility of not getting second term bid
- The governor made the statement while reacting to the speculation that the people might not vote for him in 2023
- Sule said he was ready to return to the US or Saudi Arabia to enjoy his life after his four-year mandate, adding that one term is enough
The governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule, has said he is not bothered about being re-elected in 2023.
Governor Sule said he was grateful to God for giving him a four-year mandate; saying it is long enough for him to contribute his quota to the development of the state, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the Nasarawa state governor who was responding to a question by newsmen on the speculation that the people might not be ready to re-elect him in 2023.
In his response, Governor Sule said he was ready to return to the United States or Saudi Arabia to enjoy his life after his four-year mandate.
His words: “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."
The governor expressed gratitude to God for giving him the opportunity to serve his people, adding that he has never been scared of the possibility of not getting second term.
“Almighty Allah, I thank you very much for giving me one term.
“So it has never shaken me, it has never scared me, and it will never do. I mean it from the bottom of my heart.
“If I do one term, walahi talahi, walahi talahi, I will go and retire either in America or in Saudi Arabia and live my life peacefully. And I know that no EFCC will call me, because I am not stealing government’s money.
“So one term, then so what? To hell with one term!
“Let me tell you, I’m happy to take it, so I will never have sleeping problem because somebody says one term.
“I never and I think I will never have a problem,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Alhaji Sule Bawa, the father Governor Sule, was rushed to Dalhart Arab Specialist Hospital (DASH) in Lafia, the state capital.
Bawa is the emir of Gudi town in Akwanga local government area of the state.
A resident of Gudi who preferred to be anonymous said: “The chief of Gudi, Alhaji Sule Bawa developed a fever and started coughing. This led to his rush to the VIP section of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, (DASH) in Lafia on Wednesday.
“Same Wednesday, a team of health personnel fumigated the palace and the personal residence of the governor. On Thursday, a team of health personnel fumigated the Palace and the Personal residence of the governor."
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