Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has dismissed speculation that he could seek another political office at the end of his second term in 2023.
The governor recently spoke when he appeared on NAN Forum, the flagship interview program of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said he has served the people in various capacities and would not seek political office again, but would support the younger generation to take leadership positions.
Masari said, “I’m not going to run for office in the party or in government.
“I was in the National Assembly as Speaker of the House of Representatives, so what am I supposed to do again?
“In the party, I was APC’s deputy national chairman for the north. So what should I go back to the party to fight for?
‘In the state I rose to governor, where am I going? I think it’s time to let the younger generation play their part.”
Masari was Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport in Katsina State from 1991 to 1993.
He was also the Speaker of the House of Representatives between 2003 and 2007 and Vice Speaker (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013, before being elected governor of Katsina twice in 2015 and 2019.