Gov. Bello Masari rules out 2023 senatorial ambition, says he’s retiring from politics

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State says he will not seek elective office at the end of his second term in office in 2023.

There are reports of clamour for Mr Masari to take a shot at the Senate on completion of his tenure as a two-term governor.

Those urging Masari to contest as a senator hinged their arguments on his wealth of experience as Speaker of the House of Representatives and governor.

However, while addressing newsmen in commemoration of the 2020 “Democracy Day” in Katsina on Friday, the governor said, he did not need to heed the call to vie for the position of a senator.

Mr Masari explained that he would have turned 73 years old by the time he finished his second tenure as governor.

“After my tenure, I will sit at home and rest and leave the younger generation to continue playing politics.

“I never thought I will join politics; I was a technical man in the civil service and rose to managerial level and was later appointed commissioner two times.

“Later, people mobilized and pushed me to contest for House of Representatives, which I won and even became the Speaker of the House.

“I don’t think I still need anything again; I am in politics because of Allah’s design and I have gained a lot of experience in life,” he said.

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