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My guber ambition not do-or-die affair, says Katsina SSG

By Danjuma Michael (Katsina) and Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi (Jos)
17 March 2022   |   4:04 am
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, has declared that he is not desperate to govern Katsina State.

Two LG ex-bosses, supporters defect to PDP
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, has declared that he is not desperate to govern Katsina State.

Inuwa, who said he was going to contest the position along with several others on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), added that he would be satisfied with any aspirant that clinches the party’s ticket.

He said that he had consulted with Governor Aminu Masari and some of the aspirants to the governorship seat, including the deputy governor, Mannir Yakubu, and Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) boss, Ahmed Dangiwa.

The SSG, however, said he was not resigning from his current position for the time being, but at the appropriate time.

He said that if given the opportunity to govern, he would give priority to the state’s Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) and the education sector.

“My ambition to contest the governorship seat on APC platform is not a do or die affair. Whoever gets to become the party’s candidate is okay by me. The person’s victory is the will of God and I will take it as it is.

“But what I want is for us, as APC members, to come together and support whoever eventually emerges the winner, so that we can get to win the election in 2023,” he stated.

MEANWHILE, two former transition committee chairmen of Langtang South Local Council, Rims Nimchak and Nanzing Saure, and thousands of their supporters have dumped APC for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

They defected at Langtang South Mega Rally 2022 tagged ‘The Great Movement’ at the Mabudi Central Field, yesterday, which was attended by most of the bigwigs in APC who abandoned APC for the PDP.

The Plateau South PDP Chairman, Simon Domle; State Organising Secretary, Yakubu Chocho; the publicity secretary and others graced the rally.

Beni Lar, representing Langtang North/South Federal Constituency, described PDP as a large family with human-oriented manifesto.

According to Lar, PDP is a party that believes in and implements democratic tenets, which gave rise to the slogan, ‘Power to the People’.

“The party opens her door wide for any person who wants to return. About 12,000 returnees have taken a bold step in the right direction,” she said.

Receiving the defectors, Katsina PDP chairman, Chris Hassan, said the rally was a pointer that Plateau is the home of PDP.