Former Senate Leader, Muhammad Ndume, on Thursday said he was not nursing any ambition to become the governor of Borno in 2019. Ndume, who is representing Borno South, was reacting to rumours that he planned to take over from Governor Kashim Shettima in 2019.
He explained that his decision was based on the fact that he was getting old for the position. Ndume said the governorship position required young personalities that were vibrant in nature.He said, “I personally feel that anybody approaching 60 years should not go and contest for governorship election. “This is because governing a state in Nigeria requires somebody that is vibrant, strong, that can withstand the enormous pressure associated with the office.”id.
The lawmaker said he was already 58 years old and will be about 60 years in 2019. Read more