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Count me out of 2023 guber race, says Dasuki


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Sokoto State Commissioner for Finance, Abdussamad Dasuki, has foreclosed running for the state’s governorship in 2023.

Dasuki said this yesterday in a radio programme, where he spoke on the achievements of Governor Aminu Tambuwal, as part of activities marking this year’s Democracy Day.


“I am not in the race. Please count me out of the 2023 governorship contest,” Dasuki said, adding that he was privileged to get an important assignment as commissioner from Tambuwal to reposition the state’s finance and ensure its judicious application for the benefit of the people.

The commissioner said he was focused on that assignment and would not be distracted by 2023 politics.

He, therefore, called on all lovers of Sokoto to join hands with Tambuwal in his determination to turn the state around and deliver dividends of democracy to the people.


On the second anniversary of Tambuwal’s administration, Dasuki noted that his ministry was saddled with the task of guarding the state’s treasury and working towards ensuring that Sokoto was financially healthy and prosperous.

Tambuwal, he added, has strengthened the economy of the state, sanitised the payroll system, plugged loopholes and repositioned the state’s finances.

He noted that the governor’s reform agenda had started yielding fruits, citing the emergence of Sokoto as the topmost beneficiary of the World Bank-assisted States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme.


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