- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has said that he would continue to be active in politics after his tenure in 2023
- The governor, who made this known at the Kano Government House on Monday, June 14, said that his administration has done well
- Aminu Masari, the governor of Katsina state, who is serving his second term in office, recently said that he would quit active politics by 2023
Kano, Kano state - The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that he may not retire from active politics anytime soon despite being in politics since 1978.
Daily Nigerian reports that Ganduje made this known on Monday, June 14, while responding to a question by journalists during an interactive session with members of the Kano correspondents’ chapel at the Government House.
Legit.ng gathered that this is coming in the wake of the pronouncement by Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state, who declared his exit from active politics by 2023.
I am not contemplating of quitting active politics now
But Ganduje in his response said only time would tell concerning his retirement from active politics.
“For now, I’m not tired. Whether I am retiring or not, time will tell. Let me tell you that I have been in politics since 1978. So, even if I say I am retiring, my eyes will be watching and my ears will be hearing."
Judiciary is autonomous in Kano state
Speaking on the issue of financial autonomy for the judiciary and local government, Ganduje stated that the former is already independent.
“This is the body that has the power to cancel an election. Even if you win an election as a governor, tomorrow the court can declare you a loser, so there is no need for this question.
“What you should have asked is the financial independence of the judiciary and we are doing extremely well in that regard. In terms of local government independence, we give them what is due to them. In fact, we are sometimes executing projects together.”
The Nation also reports that while speaking on the completion of projects before the end of his tenure, Ganduje said he inherited many capital projects from his predecessor, adding that some are being completed and some are still ongoing.
“We are determined to complete all the projects we started. We shall complete all the projects, except those that cannot be completed because of their nature, and government is a continuum.”
Tinubu's posters flood Abuja ahead of 2023 presidential election
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that posters of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, flooded parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
It was reported that the posters were placed strategically on major roads in the nation's capital on a day after Nigeria celebrated its Democracy Day anniversary on Saturday, June 12.
The posters which carry Tinubu's bold picture and name surfaced were seen on traffic kiosks, bus stops, and other public places in the nation's capital.