Abuja – Sokoto Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Abdussamad Dasuki, has said that he is not in the race for the 2023 governorship seat.
Dasuki said this while appearing on a local radio station where he spoke on the achievements of Governor Aminu Tambuwal, as part of activities marking 2021 Democracy Day.
Responding to a question on the 2023 governorship election and whether he would join the race to succeed Governor Tambuwal, Dasuki said, “I am not in the race. Please count me out of 2023 governorship contest.”
Dasuki said he was privileged to be given an important assignment as Commissioner by Governor Tambuwal to reposition the state’s finance and ensure its judicious application for the benefit of the people of Sokoto.
The Commissioner said he was focused on that assignment and would not be distracted by 2023 politics.
Dasuki called on all lovers of Sokoto to join hands with Governor Tambuwal in his determination to turn the state around and deliver dividends of democracy to the people.
Commenting on the second anniversary of the Tambuwal administration’s second term, Dasuki noted his ministry is saddled with the task of guarding the treasury and working towards ensuring Sokoto state is financially healthy and prosperous.
The Commissioner said the Governor Tambuwal had strengthened the economy, sanitised the payroll system, plugged loopholes and repositioned the state finances.
He said the Tambuwal administration was also transforming Sokoto into a smart government with policies designed and fine tuned based on data and analytics.
The Commissioner noted that the reform agenda of Governor Tambuwal had started yielding fruits. He noted the emergence of Sokoto as the topmost beneficiary of the World Bank-assisted States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme as one of the results of Tambuwal administration’s reforms.