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Jigawa gov pledges not to anoint successor

By Dahiru Suleiman, Dutse
22 December 2020   |   4:03 am
Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Jigawa State has said that he will strive to remain neutral in 2023 against insinuations that he will choose a successor, based on principle of fairness, equity and social justice.

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Jigawa State has said that he will strive to remain neutral in 2023 against insinuations that he will choose a successor, based on principle of fairness, equity and social justice.

While swearing in the state caretaker executive at the party’s secretariat in Dutse, he promised to support only credible and competent aspirants to all positions under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to him, the issue of anointed candidate is not a good option, as it gives room for manipulation, creating animosity, disaffection and division in a political party.

His words: “As leaders, ours is to support the good and not disunity or disaffection, thus igniting baseless skirmishes here and there. Instead, we should be resolute in our thinking, planning and strategy to good ideals that will advance us.”

The governor called on the new caretakers to have fear of God, carry every one along and work hard to ensure the success of the party in 2023.

“I urge you to view your task as a trust in championing the cause of the APC manifesto, policies and guidelines in forging our great party ahead,” he said, and enjoined them to utilise their expertise in settling internal rivalries in the spirit of sportsmanship.

“On our part, we will accord priority attention to meaningful commitments in line with our party’s cardinal objectives for our collective good.”

In his remarks, chairman of the caretaker committee, Mohammed Umar, on behalf of others, pledged to run a transparent administration, assuring party faithful of equity and social justice.

He called on aggrieved members to join in building a purposeful leadership.