…Assures of his administration’s desire to leave the state better
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state and Chairman, North Central Governors Forum has been presented with an Expression of Interest and nomination form for the Niger North Senatorial seat under the All Progressives Congress APC, purchased by the Niger state Commissioners Forum.
Receiving the form at the Government House in Minna, the state capital, Governor Sani Bello, who said he had earlier made up his mind not to vie for any office after his tenure elapsed, disclosed that the genuine call by different groups not just within the Zone but the State, made him develop interest adding that his refusal to do so would amount to being unfair.
“I am highly overwhelmed and grateful for this gesture. A long time ago I said I wasn’t going to contest for any office again and I wasn’t mincing words.
“I was reluctant but I’m becoming interested now having seen that genuinely it is what most of the people want. People believe that having gone through this at this point to abandon, fold my arms, and to just walk away, I won’t be fair”, he said.
He expressed optimism that the state will be better, as his government is making every effort to battle insecurity.
The Governor maintained that his government has done its best in the area of insecurity, having put in so many resources.
He said the Heads of security outfits in the state can testify to the fact that his administration has been supportive and proactive on security issues; but decried that the size of the state in terms of insecurity, is a disadvantage.
The Governor also highlighted inadequate troops on the ground as a hindrance to the fight against terrorism but assured that his administration would continue to do its best to address the situation.
The Commissioner for Works, who is also the Chairman of Commissioners Forum, Hom. Mamman Musa, while handing over the form to the Secretary, Lolo 2023 Project for Senate, Zone C for onward presentation to the Governor, said the leadership style of the Governor and their desire for him to further add value to the state, prompted the forum to purchase the senatorial nomination form for him.
Also speaking, the Director-General of the campaign organization, Abdullahi Idris Garba, represented by the secretary, Aminu Yusuf, said they believe in the capacity of the Governor to bring about more development projects in the zone.
He appreciated the efforts of the Governor in ensuring a hitch-free National Convention of the Party held a few weeks ago.
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to the Governor of Niger State.