The Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Babachir Lawal, has denied nursing the ambition to become the Governor of Adamawa State.
The SGF stated this in Yola when he spoke to reporters, dismissing the speculation as baseless.
According to him, at his age and position as SGF, it was not be proper for him to think of serving as state governor in the future.
“At over 60 years of age and my position as SGF, I should not be thinking of being a governor; governorship should be left for younger people.”
Lawal also said he was not planning to sponsor a candidate for governorship of the state.
Lawal said: “The whole thing is funny; they are even saying that I favour my own tribe of Kilba in federal appointments because Boss Mustafa was recently appointed the Managing Director of Nigeria Inland Waterways Agency.
“People need to know that Mustafa is not only well qualified for the job but also a chieftain of the party who actively participated as an official in Buhari Campaign Organisation.
“Buhari knows Mustafa’s capacity and Buhari’s appointments are always based on merit.
“If they said I engineered the appointment of Mustafa because he is a Kilba man like me, how about other appointments of Adamawa indigenes that are not Kilba.
“Another funny thing is that in Abuja, some people are accusing me of favoring Adamawa.”
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