Yakubu Jocob, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congresses (APC) in Yobe, has lauded Ibrahim Geidam, the state governor, for “letting God choose his successor”.
Geidam had urged the people of the state to ask God to choose a successor that can move the state forward.
“God gives power to whom He wishes. But, I want to assure you that I will hand over Yobe to a credible successor that would continue with the good work we have started,” Geidam had said at a programme.
In a statement, Jocob described the governor as a “reliable and formidable” leader committed to the development of the state.
“Governor Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam has shown that he is a leader who respects the wishes and choice of his people by creating a level playing field for his successor to emerge,” Jocob said.
“This has again proven that the governor is a reliable and formidable leader who affirmed his commitment to the future of Yobe state.
“Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam has once again proven that he is a leader who trust in Allah and commit the state and its future to the will of Allah.
“This is another reason why I have to once again thank the governor for doing the right thing by placing the state and the choice of his successor in the hands of God.
“We always support the governor and I again urge the people of Yobe state to support Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam because he has the interest of Yobe and its development at heart.
“Governor Geidam’s statement proves his neutrality and commitment to upholding democratic values in the state.
“We can see the evidence of good intent of APC from the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari and replicated in Yobe state by Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam.”