Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State governor, has said he is not ready to retire from politics despite active his engagement that has spanned more than four decades.
His Katsina counterpart, Aminu Masari, disclosed last Saturday, that he will retire to his farm at the expiration of his tenure as governor in 2023.
However, speaking with journalists in Kano on Monday, Ganduje said he has been in politics since 1978 and he is not yet tired.
“You want me to tell you whether I will retire as well. Well, I am not tired”, he said.
“Whether I will resign or not, time will tell. But you should know that I have been in politics since 1978. So, even if I resign or retire, I think my ears are on what is happening”.
The Kano governor stated that party delegates will determine the process that will produce his successor.
“It will be the delegates that will do that. Looking at the antecedents of the governor, his political dexterity, he too is a complicated complex in the politics. So, time will tell; but it will be resolved democratically,” he said.
“On who will succeed me, I think one should allow the delegates to decide that, because as you rightly know, Kano politics is something else you don’t sometimes interfere with. If you do, you will be on your own.”
He added that Nigeria is in need of peaceful resolutions for its security challenges, and urged that all hands should be on deck to make things better.
Before he was elected governor of the state in 2015 and re-election in 2019, Ganduje had served as deputy governor and in other capacities in the state.