Katsina lawmaker withdraws from the 2019 general election contest
Honourable Abdullahi I Mahuta, the Member representing Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State in state house of assembly has announced his withdrawal from the 2019 general election contest.
Hon. Abdullahi made this known to the public in a long post he made on his Facebook time line with the title ‘2019 Elections: As I Bow Out!’.
In what many considered a rare occurrence in Nigeria’s political cycle, the Honorable said he is leaving the stage for other people to contribute to the development of his constituency.
“After two terms in public office, it is my considered opinion that it is time for me to leave the stage for other people to come and contribute to the development of our community.
” Life is a continuous process. Having succeeded someone, it is only natural that one day someone else will succeed me and I believe that time is now.” He said.
Below is what he wrote:
2019 Elections: As I Bow Out!
Life is like a drama stage, where different actors come at a different time; perform and then leave the stage for others. After two terms in public office, it is my considered opinion that it is time for me to leave the stage for other people to come and contribute to the development of our community.
Life is a continuous process. Having succeeded someone, it is only natural that one day someone else will succeed me and I believe that time is now.
Malumfashi local government being not in deficit of both fresh and experienced human resource, it is my belief that it is time to look for fresh minds with fresh ideas who will move our society to the next phase of development.
In the seven years I have been in the legislature, many things happened, both positives and negatives. In my personal judgement, the negatives outweigh the positives. There were many things I should have done and many others I shouldn’t have done.
Many mistakes i have committed. Some are genuine and innocent mistakes. Due to the imperfection of the human soul, others are deliberateIt. As such, it is my prayer to Allah(SWT); the Lord of mercy to tinker justice with mercy so that at the final judgement, my positives will cancel out my negatives. At the end of it all, coming out of this leadership trial with no reward and also no punishment.
To the people of my constituency, as I offer my gratitude and sincere appreciation for the opportunity you have given me to serve, I also offer my unreserved apology for my failure to meet up with your expectations. My apology also goes to anyone of you I have offended, in one way or the other, during the cause of my service. I have also forgiven anybody who has offended me intentionally or unintentionally.
Long live Malumfashi Local Government
Long live Katsina State
Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria.