The Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Senator Danjuma Goje, has disclosed that he will not contest election at any level again.
Goje, who made this known at the flagging off of an empowerment programme, tagged: “Goje Empowerment,” at Pantanmi Stadium in Gombe State, said he would however remain in politics.
According to him: “I have had rare opportunity of contesting and wining seven elections conducted by various National Electoral Commissions.
“In the Second Republic during (late Alhaji Shehu) Shagari’s government, as a very young man, I contested and won election into the Bauchi State House of Assembly.
“In 1998, I also contested and won election as a senator for Gombe Central Senatorial District under defunct UNCP (United Nigeria Congress Party) during (late General Sani) Abacha’s regime.
“I then in 2003 contested and won the governorship election of Gombe State.
“I was reelected in 2007.
“In 2011, 2015 and 2019, I contested and won three senatorial elections for Gombe Central Senatorial District.
“Therefore, having contested and won all seven elections in addition to being a Minister for the country, I strongly believe that Allah (SWT) has been extremely kind to me.
“I believe not many Nigerians are so lucky and blessed.”
Goje vowed to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari; Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya; and also pledged his loyalty to Comrade Adams Oshiomole’s leadership of the All Progressives Congress.
Goje said: “I will also continue to support his Excellency, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya and his government.
“At the national level, I will continue to be loyal and supportive of His Excellency, the President and Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, and the government.
“Of course I will continue to be active and loyal member of the National Assembly under the leadership of the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan.
“My loyalty to the party under the Chairmanship of Adams Oshiomole is also unquestionable.”