The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has refuted claims that he is planning to declare his presidential ambition and contest for the presidency in 2023.
Zulum, who is rumoured to have his eyes on the vice presidency, made this known on Thursday at the 19th Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The governor stated that he’s not willing to contest for a higher position but he hopes and prays for the best ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He, however, revealed that becoming the governor of Borno was not something he planned, adding that he wants to do his best for the state before the expiration of his tenure.
“We are now coming closer to the 2023 general elections but for me, it’s not important, I’m not interested in any position. I never planned to be the governor of Borno State and I’m not willing to aspire for any higher position but as a Muslim, you should always pray for the best,” he said.
Zulum stated that the country needs a good leader that would solve insecurity and other challenges facing it rather than the elections itself.
The governor advised Nigerians to select good leaders from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) or the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said: “We have to look into the possibility of selecting good leaders, whether we like it or not. How? that remains the very big question; whether in PDP, whether in APC, I think we need to see how we can get good leaders.”