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Ex-Sokoto gov, Bafarawa retires from politics



A former Governor of Sokoto State and notable member of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP), Attahiru Bafarawa, has formally introduced his retirement from politics after 45 years.

He ruled Sokoto from 1999 to 2007

Talking in an interview with newsmen, the political heavyweight, who was a PDP presidential aspirant, mentioned he would by no means contest for any elective workplace or settle for a political appointment.

I don’t have the political will for politics now in contrast to earlier than. Now, I dont have that political will. I really feel I’ve finished my finest based mostly on the chance given to me and I’m grateful for what God has finished for me, he mentioned.


I’ll by no means go for any elective workplace for the remainder of my life and I’ll by no means settle for any appointment for the remainder of my life. However I’ll all the time give my recommendation each time it turns into mandatory.”

Bafarawa mentioned it’s an abuse of privilege for somebody who served as a governor to eye the Nationwide Meeting.

Why would you serve eight years as governor of a state and then you definitely come once more and take one a part of the state and say you will the Nationwide Meeting?

After serving for eight years, why dont you permit others to go to the nationwide meeting? As a former governor, the one factor you’ll be able to sit up for is the presidency. Something lower than that’s an abuse of privilege,” he added.

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