I don’t need second term, I am ready to return to US or Saudi Arabia to enjoy my life after 1st term, says Nasarawa governor
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said that he is not bothered about being re-elected in 2023.
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.
According to him, “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.
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.