I Will Govern For Only One Term – Ibeto

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By: BALA B.  BITRUS,  Minna
 
Nigeria’s immediate past Ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Musa Ibeto who is aspiring to get the sole ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next month’s gubernatorial primary election of the party in Niger State has declared that if he wins the ticket and gets elected as governor, he would be in office for a single term.
His reason is that the subsisting power sharing formula amongst the three senatorial zones in the state must be maintained for equality and fairness.
The sitting governor of the state who Ibeto is trying to unseat is from the Niger zone C, same region where Ibeto hails from.
In the twilight of the return of democratic rule in Nigeria in 1999, stakeholders in the state had in 1998 resolved to rotate power amongst the three senatorial districts of the state. The arrangement has subsisted since 1999 till date.
Speaking at a capacity filled hall of the conference hall of the secretariat of the PDP where Ibeto had gone to submit his letter of intent to contest the primary election of the PDP ahead of the 2019 governorship election, Ibeto said he was going into the race on rescue mission.
He said his ambition was borne out the commitment to retrieve the state from the present lacklustre, backwardness and the delirium it has found itself in the hands of the governing All Progressive Congress led administration in the state in the last three and half years where no meaningful growth, progress and development have been added to the state.
Ibeto who resigned his appointment as Nigeria’s envoy to South Africa last month, said the state must be rescued from the hands of misfits or risks monumental loss in the years ahead.
He said his return to the PDP was a wiser decision following wider consultations with stakeholders, decision makers and leaders of thought across the state who are pained by the way things had turned for the bad in the state.
Ibeto spoke extensively on his forays into politics, said as a grassroots politician, he has been well grounded in the art and has amassed wealth of experience from party politics to state administration and international diplomacy.
Chairman of the party in the state, Barrister Tanko Beji, while receiving the letter of intent from the gubernatorial aspirant, stressed that his administration was committed to ensuring party supremacy above any individual’s considerations.
Beji assured that the party would be fair to all the aspirants on the bloc for the primary election even as he insisted that what is right must be adhered to by all no matter who is insisting on a contrary stance.
Barr. Beji said the executive committee of the party in the state would do everything within it’s powers to ensure that the party regains power in the state and power for all. “Our doors are open to all. Our goal is victory. We can’t afford to repeat the mistakes of the past.” he said.
He advised the party’s chairmen in all the 25 local government areas of the state to work assiduously for the unity of the PDP and open their doors to receive new entrants and those who had jettisoned the party in the state.
“No matter what anybody may say, we don’t care, our interest is for the overall good of the party.” I assure you that we will not shortchange anybody. All aspirants would be given level playing field without exception” he declared.
 Amb Ibeto who later spoke to journalists in an interview, said his regrets in the past three years was his earlier decision in joining the All Progressive Congress when he decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) because what he thought should be the interest of the government in power in the state has been thrown out for parochial and cronies’ interest to the detriment of the collective whole”.
“We left the PDP then because we were hurt. But that is a bygone now. I am happy to be back. We are grateful for the way we have been received, and let all those who had left for whatever reasons return so that we can work together and move on for good” he pleaded.
“I thought the APC was all about true change that could bring about development and provide real dividends of democracy to the citizens of the state as was promised, but that was not what has been in the past three years hence my resolve to quit my job and the party”.
Our correspondent reports that a massive crowd of party members had thronged the secretariat of the party in the state to receive Ibeto and his entourage.
 
Nigeria’s immediate past ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Musa Ibeto who is aspiring to get the sole ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party in next month’s gubernatorial primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger state has declared that if he wins the ticket and gets elected as governor, he would be in office for a single term.
His reason is that the subsisting power sharing formula amongst the three senatorial zones in the state must be maintained for equality and fairness.
The sitting governor of the state who Ibeto is trying to unseat is from the Niger zone C, same region where Ibeto hails from.
In the twilight of the return of democratic rule in Nigeria in 1999, stakeholders in the state had in 1998 resolved to rotate power amongst the three senatorial districts of the state. The arrangement has subsisted since 1999 till date.
Speaking at a capacity filled hall of the conference hall of the secretariat of the PDP where Ibeto had gone to submit his letter of intent to contest the primary election of the PDP ahead of the 2019 governorship election, Ibeto said he was going into the race on rescue mission.
He said his ambition was borne out the commitment to retrieve the state from the present lacklustre, backwardness and the delirium it has found itself in the hands of the governing All Progressive Congress led administration in the state in the last three and half years where no meaningful growth, progress and development have been added to the state.
Ibeto who resigned his appointment as Nigeria’s envoy to South Africa last month, said the state must be rescued from the hands of misfits or risks monumental loss in the years ahead.
He said his return to the PDP was a wiser decision following wider consultations with stakeholders, decision makers and leaders of thought across the state who are pained by the way things had turned for the bad in the state.
Ibeto spoke extensively on his forays into politics, said as a grassroots politician, he has been well grounded in the art and has amassed wealth of experience from party politics to state administration and international diplomacy.
Chairman of the party in the state, Barrister Tanko Beji, while receiving the letter of intent from the gubernatorial aspirant, stressed that his administration was committed to ensuring party supremacy above any individual’s considerations.
Beji assured that the party would be fair to all the aspirants on the bloc for the primary election even as he insisted that what is right must be adhered to by all no matter who is insisting on a contrary stance.
Barr. Beji said the executive committee of the party in the state would do everything within it’s powers to ensure that the party regains power in the state and power for all. “Our doors are open to all. Our goal is victory. We can’t afford to repeat the mistakes of the past.” he said.
He advised the party’s chairmen in all the 25 local government areas of the state to work assiduously for the unity of the PDP and open their doors to receive new entrants and those who had jettisoned the party in the state.
“No matter what anybody may say, we don’t care, our interest is for the overall good of the party.” I assure you that we will not shortchange anybody. All aspirants would be given level playing field without exception” he declared.
 Amb Ibeto who later spoke to journalists in an interview, said his regrets in the past three years was his earlier decision in joining the All Progressive Congress when he decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) because what he thought should be the interest of the government in power in the state has been thrown out for parochial and cronies’ interest to the detriment of the collective whole”.
“We left the PDP then because we were hurt. But that is a bygone now. I am happy to be back. We are grateful for the way we have been received, and let all those who had left for whatever reasons return so that we can work together and move on for good” he pleaded.
“I thought the APC was all about true change that could bring about development and provide real dividends of democracy to the citizens of the state as was promised, but that was not what has been in the past three years hence my resolve to quit my job and the party”.
Our correspondent reports that a massive crowd of party members had thronged the secretariat of the party in the state to receive Ibeto and his entourage.
 
Nigeria’s immediate past ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Musa Ibeto who is aspiring to get the sole ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party in next month’s gubernatorial primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger state has declared that if he wins the ticket and gets elected as governor, he would be in office for a single term.
His reason is that the subsisting power sharing formula amongst the three senatorial zones in the state must be maintained for equality and fairness.
The sitting governor of the state who Ibeto is trying to unseat is from the Niger zone C, same region where Ibeto hails from.
In the twilight of the return of democratic rule in Nigeria in 1999, stakeholders in the state had in 1998 resolved to rotate power amongst the three senatorial districts of the state. The arrangement has subsisted since 1999 till date.
Speaking at a capacity filled hall of the conference hall of the secretariat of the PDP where Ibeto had gone to submit his letter of intent to contest the primary election of the PDP ahead of the 2019 governorship election, Ibeto said he was going into the race on rescue mission.
He said his ambition was borne out the commitment to retrieve the state from the present lacklustre, backwardness and the delirium it has found itself in the hands of the governing All Progressive Congress led administration in the state in the last three and half years where no meaningful growth, progress and development have been added to the state.
Ibeto who resigned his appointment as Nigeria’s envoy to South Africa last month, said the state must be rescued from the hands of misfits or risks monumental loss in the years ahead.
He said his return to the PDP was a wiser decision following wider consultations with stakeholders, decision makers and leaders of thought across the state who are pained by the way things had turned for the bad in the state.
Ibeto spoke extensively on his forays into politics, said as a grassroots politician, he has been well grounded in the art and has amassed wealth of experience from party politics to state administration and international diplomacy.
Chairman of the party in the state, Barrister Tanko Beji, while receiving the letter of intent from the gubernatorial aspirant, stressed that his administration was committed to ensuring party supremacy above any individual’s considerations.
Beji assured that the party would be fair to all the aspirants on the bloc for the primary election even as he insisted that what is right must be adhered to by all no matter who is insisting on a contrary stance.
Barr. Beji said the executive committee of the party in the state would do everything within it’s powers to ensure that the party regains power in the state and power for all. “Our doors are open to all. Our goal is victory. We can’t afford to repeat the mistakes of the past.” he said.
He advised the party’s chairmen in all the 25 local government areas of the state to work assiduously for the unity of the PDP and open their doors to receive new entrants and those who had jettisoned the party in the state.
“No matter what anybody may say, we don’t care, our interest is for the overall good of the party.” I assure you that we will not shortchange anybody. All aspirants would be given level playing field without exception” he declared.
 Amb Ibeto who later spoke to journalists in an interview, said his regrets in the past three years was his earlier decision in joining the All Progressive Congress when he decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) because what he thought should be the interest of the government in power in the state has been thrown out for parochial and cronies’ interest to the detriment of the collective whole”.
“We left the PDP then because we were hurt. But that is a bygone now. I am happy to be back. We are grateful for the way we have been received, and let all those who had left for whatever reasons return so that we can work together and move on for good” he pleaded.
“I thought the APC was all about true change that could bring about development and provide real dividends of democracy to the citizens of the state as was promised, but that was not what has been in the past three years hence my resolve to quit my job and the party”.
Our correspondent reports that a massive crowd of party members had thronged the secretariat of the party in the state to receive Ibeto and his entourage.
 
Nigeria’s immediate past ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Musa Ibeto who is aspiring to get the sole ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party in next month’s gubernatorial primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger state has declared that if he wins the ticket and gets elected as governor, he would be in office for a single term.
His reason is that the subsisting power sharing formula amongst the three senatorial zones in the state must be maintained for equality and fairness.
The sitting governor of the state who Ibeto is trying to unseat is from the Niger zone C, same region where Ibeto hails from.
In the twilight of the return of democratic rule in Nigeria in 1999, stakeholders in the state had in 1998 resolved to rotate power amongst the three senatorial districts of the state. The arrangement has subsisted since 1999 till date.
Speaking at a capacity filled hall of the conference hall of the secretariat of the PDP where Ibeto had gone to submit his letter of intent to contest the primary election of the PDP ahead of the 2019 governorship election, Ibeto said he was going into the race on rescue mission.
He said his ambition was borne out the commitment to retrieve the state from the present lacklustre, backwardness and the delirium it has found itself in the hands of the governing All Progressive Congress led administration in the state in the last three and half years where no meaningful growth, progress and development have been added to the state.
Ibeto who resigned his appointment as Nigeria’s envoy to South Africa last month, said the state must be rescued from the hands of misfits or risks monumental loss in the years ahead.
He said his return to the PDP was a wiser decision following wider consultations with stakeholders, decision makers and leaders of thought across the state who are pained by the way things had turned for the bad in the state.
Ibeto spoke extensively on his forays into politics, said as a grassroots politician, he has been well grounded in the art and has amassed wealth of experience from party politics to state administration and international diplomacy.
Chairman of the party in the state, Barrister Tanko Beji, while receiving the letter of intent from the gubernatorial aspirant, stressed that his administration was committed to ensuring party supremacy above any individual’s considerations.
Beji assured that the party would be fair to all the aspirants on the bloc for the primary election even as he insisted that what is right must be adhered to by all no matter who is insisting on a contrary stance.
Barr. Beji said the executive committee of the party in the state would do everything within it’s powers to ensure that the party regains power in the state and power for all. “Our doors are open to all. Our goal is victory. We can’t afford to repeat the mistakes of the past.” he said.
He advised the party’s chairmen in all the 25 local government areas of the state to work assiduously for the unity of the PDP and open their doors to receive new entrants and those who had jettisoned the party in the state.
“No matter what anybody may say, we don’t care, our interest is for the overall good of the party.” I assure you that we will not shortchange anybody. All aspirants would be given level playing field without exception” he declared.
 Amb Ibeto who later spoke to journalists in an interview, said his regrets in the past three years was his earlier decision in joining the All Progressive Congress when he decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) because what he thought should be the interest of the government in power in the state has been thrown out for parochial and cronies’ interest to the detriment of the collective whole”.
“We left the PDP then because we were hurt. But that is a bygone now. I am happy to be back. We are grateful for the way we have been received, and let all those who had left for whatever reasons return so that we can work together and move on for good” he pleaded.
“I thought the APC was all about true change that could bring about development and provide real dividends of democracy to the citizens of the state as was promised, but that was not what has been in the past three years hence my resolve to quit my job and the party”.
Our correspondent reports that a massive crowd of party members had thronged the secretariat of the party in the state to receive Ibeto and his entourage.

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