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Nasarawa governor accepts forms from supporters, declares for re-election

By From Abel Abogonye (Lafia) and Njadvara Musa (Maiduguri)
05 May 2022   |   3:40 am
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has declared his intention to seek re-election.

Abdullahi Sule

Borno professionals, others raise N50m for Zulum
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has declared his intention to seek re-election.

Governor Sule made the declaration, yesterday, after receiving the Nomination and Expression of Interest forms purchased by his support groups, during a ceremony at Lafia Square.

He, however, apologised to critical stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for the impromptu declaration.

Describing the event as significant for him, as ordinary people came together to raise N50 million to purchase the forms on his behalf, he said: “With that in mind, therefore, I, Abdullahi Sule, fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) and Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE), member of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), in view of this support, I say, specifically, that I accept these forms and declare to contest re-election in 2023.

“Our work is enough to deter any opposition. If anybody said we did not work for the state, such a person should be reminded that Sule did not hold any government position in his life until he was elected governor.”

IN Borno State, over 170 professionals, clubs and associations have presented a N50 million cheque to Governor Babagana Zulum to procure the APC form to re-contest the governorship election in 2023.

The donors comprise traders, artisans, civil servants and various professionals in the health, education and transportation sectors of the economy.

Presenting the cheques, yesterday, at the Government House, Maiduguri, spokesman of the professionals bodies, Awaji Bukar, disclosed: “We’ve voluntarily contributed our widow’s mite to raise N50 million being presented to our governor to re-contest next year’s governorship.”

Spokesman of the clubs and associations, Awaji Bukar, said their members had voluntarily contributed cash, adding: “Our contributions are a mark of appreciation for his giant strides and unprecedented achievements in various sectors of the economy in the last three years.”

While noting that the professionals and clubs were to purchase the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms with the raised funds, he called on other citizens to donate generously towards the cause.