- Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has revealed his political plans ahead of 2023
- The northern governor declared that he will not be aspiring for any political office
- Masari explained that he wants to give younger people the opportunity to emerge
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Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari has said that he will not be vying for any political office after leaving office as a two-term governor in 2023.
According to The Nation, Governor Masari insisted that he has no political ambition ahead of the next general elections, adding that he would prefer to give the opportunity to younger ones.
The Katsina state governor who disclosed this at Government House said that the reason he will not be seeking any political position is that he would be 73 years old by the next election.
Masari who was the former House of Representatives speaker went on to note that fate brought him into politics as he never thought of becoming a politician.
Speaking on his plans for the next general elections in the country, Masari said he plans not to contest and will not retire into the senate like some of his counterparts have done.
He said: "I made my positions very clear, as far as my plans are concerned. I have no intention of contesting any election after this, I never thought I will be a politician and politics was not part of my wildest imagination but fate brought me into politics.
‘’I didn’t drive myself but fate and I never thought being a commissioner will bring me into politics because if I had known, I might have not accepted it because I was not sure that I will be a good politician because I am a technical person and was never an administrator until when I reached the position so my plan is not to contest and not to retire into the senate. I am not going to and God willing by 2023, I will be 73years old and by that time, I am out.’’
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that no fewer than hundreds of residents of Yan Tumaki in Danmusa local government area of Katsina state on Tuesday, June 9, took to the streets of the town to protest repeated attacks by bandits on the community.
The protesters, comprising grown-up men and children, blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Wasari for the spate of insecurity in the state.
One of the protesters said residents of the area now lived in fear as security agencies in the state appear helpless. He said the people might resort to self-defense, noting that such a move may further worsen the security challenges in the country.
In other news, President Buhari has assured the people and government of Katsina state of renewed efforts to improve the security of lives and property in the state, and other parts of the country.
The president gave the assurance in a meeting with Masari, at the State House on Thursday, June 4. He said bandits, who have committed crimes against innocent citizens in the state, and across the country, will not be spared.
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