I’ve no plan to contest 2019 presidential election—Gov. Badaru



Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa
Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa

By Muhammad Nasir Bashir

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has denied nursing any ambition to contest the 2019 presidential election below the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The governor who made his place identified in a press release issued on Saturday in Dutse by his media aide, Malam Bello Zaki additionally disowned and disassociated himself from a gaggle supporting him to run for the presidency within the 2019 basic elections.

“The consideration of the Jigawa State Government has been drawn to a mischievous paid newspaper commercial presupposed to have been made by a faceless and unknown organisation referred to as `Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar for President Support Group’, which purportedly aimed its help to the latest feedback by former President Obsanjo.

“The State Government hereby calls on the general public to dismiss and ignore the false and malicious advertisement and the message and evil innuendo it intends to propagate”.

The governor mentioned that he neither have nor endorsed any organisation or group for the aim of vying for any nationwide workplace.

“Governor Badaru Abubakar doesn’t have and doesn’t endorse any organisation for the aim of attaining or vying for any nationwide workplace as he grapples with the challenges of governing his state and delivering on the mandate given to him by the Jigawa citizens.

“We perceive that there are individuals inside and outdoors the state that understand the cordial and progressive relationship that exists between the Governor and the Presidency as inimical to their private, political pursuits and aspirations, particularly within the gentle of a number of nationwide assignments that the Governor is efficiently finishing up on the behest of the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

“We are working with the newspaper that carried the obnoxious advertising with a view to identifying the miscreants behind its publication and will use all available legal avenues to ensure that they pay for this dastardly attempt at souring the relationship between the State and the National Government,” it mentioned.

The governor, due to this fact, urged most of the people to disregard this and any future try and disparage the workplace of the governor utilizing low-cost and unimaginative media distortion.

The authorities additionally suggested media organisations to put professionalism above business concerns.

It enjoined the media to utilise trade’s finest observe and tips in figuring out the identification of individuals and entities earlier than publishing or broadcasting political and doubtlessly controversial contents within the curiosity of nationwide peace, stability and progress.