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Published On: Thu, Mar 15th, 2018

You don’t deserve second term, Senator tells Niger Gov. Bello

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From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna

The Senator representing Niger East in the National Assembly, Senator David Umaru has said the non performance of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello was a clear indication that the governor doesn’t deserve a second term in office.
Senator Umaru, who was elected on the platform of the APC stated this yesterday in an interview in Minna.
“The APC administration in Niger state has performed terribly bad, to the extent that we should not be talking about second term. There is virtually nothing on ground to justify second term for the administration. Today, I feel ashamed for working to enthrone the administration with the highest level of un-seriousness,” he stated.
The legislator explained that there is need for the party to make amends and give the people deserved developments, instead of occupying itself with endorsement galore, which, he argued, do not have the support of the electorate.
The lawmaker lamented over the use of ethnicity and religion to cause confusion in the state political landscape in the face of serious underdevelopment, adding that, “however, we should all come back in a united force and rescue the state in 2019”.
He however carpeted the party and the administration for embarking on unrealistic endorsement of some elected persons including the governor adding that “the party can give ticket but the people will do the voting in 2019”.
“I do not need the endorsement of the governor, He needs my endorsement. I need the endorsement of the people not that of the governor” he added.
The lawmaker said that he was waiting on God to decide whether to contest for any position including the senate in 2019, explaining that “contesting in 2019 should not be my priority now. As you know I do not have any poster out. I believe it is not how long I stay in office but what I have been able to do for the people”.

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