Governor Umaru Al -Makura of Nasarawa State has stated that he will not sponsor any candidate as his successor in 2019.
Al -Makura stated this on Saturday when Permanent Secretaries and Chairmen of the 13 Local Government Areas paid him a Sallah homage in Lafia .
He said that though he was not going to sponsor any candidate , the state needed someone that would maintain the existing legacy .
“But in supporting anyone , I will be very very careful in doing so and I will do so without any sentiment .
“So , all those contesting would be scrutinised to make sure we have the best that would continue to work towards maintaining peace and progress in the state ,” he added .
The governor challenged the council chairmen to be prudent in managing the resources of their respective areas .
He explained that Nasarawa State , under his leadership , has conducted the second LG polls in his seventh year in office .
“We are among the few states in the country to conduct our second LG election . ”
He said that was because he so much believed in democracy .
He , therefore, promised to use the rest of his time in office to continue to better the lives of the people of the state .