Gov. Sani Bello disowns 2019 election campaigners

Posted by News Express | 22 June 2017 | 1,953 times

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•Governor Sani Bello.

Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has disowned supporters placing his posters across the state, urging him to re-contest the 2019 elections.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Minna, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Jonathan Vasta said: “The Governor and the entire government of Niger State are dissociating themselves from such outright contraventions that are not in the character of the administration in the state.

“The Governor believes in the rule of law and will not support placing of posters in form of campaign when INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission), the body constitutionally empowered to give such go ahead, has not done so.”

Vatsa said that Bello would not encourage such distraction when he was occupied with delivering the dividends of democracy to the people as promised during his campaigns.

He further said: “The government has well-articulated restoration agenda on education through the whole school approach and infrastructural development by providing good roads and healthcare delivery.

“Others include agricultural development, youth and women empowerment and many other sectors.

“The people can see the revolutions in these sectors and this is not the time for Mr Governor to be distracted by such politicking and we dissociate ourselves from it.”

Vatsa said that the policies and programmes of the government had always been conducted in consultation with the people as permitted in democracy.

The Commissioner alleged that the development might be the handiwork of mischief makers. (NAN)


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