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2023 Elections: Why Governors Are No Longer gods – Garba Shehu


Jonathan Was Persecuted Out Of Office - Says Buhari's Aide, Garba Shehu

Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu has said the claim that Nigerian governors are gods has been demystified in the just-concluded presidential election.

Speaking on Arise News’ Morning Show on Thursday, Shehu said some of the governors lost their senatorial bids because the will of the people prevailed and the election could not be rigged.

The presidential spokesman added that the assumption that when governors finish their tenure, they are entitled to proceed to the senate has been nullified.

He said: “These governors are not gods. Before now, there used to be the assumption that when you finish your tenure as a governor, you are entitled to proceed to the Senate.

“But we have seen several of them lose their senatorial bids because, ultimately, it is the will of the people that count.”

Speaking further, Shehu said any plan by some governors to rig the March 18 governorship and state assembly elections will be resisted by security agents and they won’t be able to wield god-like influence on the outcome of the exercise.

The presidential spokesman added that law enforcement agencies will clamp down on any acts of voter intimidation and violence during Saturday’s polls.

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He added that the will of Nigerians will prevail on March 18 despite the growing concerns over reported plans to rig the election in some states like Rivers, Edo, Enugu, Kano, and others.