Ahead of the March 11 Governorship and House of Assembly elections, Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has said his ambition to return for a second term is not worth the life of anybody.
Governor Sule stated this when he met with the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress in the State on Monday (March 6, 2023) in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.
The Governor explained that some politicians can go to any extent to see that they fulfil thier ambition, but, “my politics is not this kind of politics”.
Sule said that politics is for development and not for destruction, as such every candidate should engage in issue-based campaigns to canvass for support.
He added that politicians should join hands with the government to build the State instead of instigating crisis because of thier own ambitions.
On the issue of religion and ethnicity that has become prominent in the current political season, Governor Sule said: “Nasarawa State has always been seen a a peaceful place and there are Muslims and Christians in virtually every family, so, the government cannot allow religious crisis in the State.
“If the State is not peaceful, even those inciting people cannot have the time to send those messages, as everybody will be on the run.
“Power comes from God and He gives it to whoever He want at anytime, so, as politicians, we should only present ourselves to the people,” he added.
Governor Sule reminded people to learn from the recent election, where for the first time, Bola Tinubu lost election in Lagos, but won the presidential election.
“Tinubu is the president-elect today, despite losing election in his state, that is how God works,” Sule added.
Sule therefore appealed to the electorates to vote for him again for second term to enable him continue the good work he has been doing in the state.
Earlier, Abigail Waya, Nasarawa State Head of Civil Service, lauded the Governor for being labour friendly since assumption into office in 2019.
The Head of Civil Service said the Governor has implemented outstanding promotions of civil servants, offered permanent employment to all casual staff and employed thousands of workers.
She also appealed to civil servants in the State to reciprocate the gesture by the Governor by voting for him again in the March 11 election.