I’m not longer interested in becoming Nigerian president — Bafarawa

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Former Sokoto state governor, Attahiru Bafarawa

A former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, has said that he is no longer interested in becoming Nigerian president.

Bafarawa, who aspired for the presidential ticket for three consecutive times after completing his tenure in office as governor in 2007, disclosed this in an interview with Punch Newspaper.

Mr Bafarawa said he would never contest for any political office again.

Responding to a question on how he would handle insecurity if he were to be President, Mr Bafarawa said, “Unfortunately, I am not going to be the President and I don’t want to be the President.”

When Bafarawa was asked why he dropped the presidential ambition, he said: “It is a question of not having the will to do something. There was a time I was in politics; the will to do it was there. Now, I don’t have it. I feel I have done my best based on the opportunity given to me and I am grateful for what God has done for me. Therefore, I will never go for any elective office for the rest of my life and I will never accept any appointment for the rest of my life. But I will always give my advice whenever it is needed.”

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