Masari in tears at Katsina valedictory Executive Council meeting


… Tells Commissioners, SAs, “we did our best”

By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

It was crying galore on Wednesday evening at the Katsina Government House as Governor Aminu Bello Masari failed despite efforts to control his emotions while addressing members of the Executive Council in valedictory meeting ahead of the inauguration of a new Governor on May 29.

Also, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Legal Adviser, Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq, who was an Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the State could not control his tears as he addressed the participants.

Midway into the meeting, Masari unceremoniously left the Council Chambers, venue of the valedictory session as tears overwhelmed him.

Earlier, Masari in his address said “when we started in June 2015, we knew that someday we will exit and now is the time to exit as this is our last council meeting with Aminu Bello Masari as the Governor.

“This is not the end of the world and it is not the end of our lives.

“We did not take any decisions for personal interests or to cause harm or to block anybody and we served to the best of our abilities.”

He thanked members of the cabinet for their steadfastness in pursuing the goals of the administration.

Masari urged for support for the incoming Governor, Dr. Umar Dikko Radda.

He said that despite so many odds and challenges, they sustained the synergy which in turn translated into numerous achievements they gained for the eight years noting that he is proud to say the team gave their best.

“In the cause of our eight years together with you , we offered our best, Masari said.

“Your Excellency, you have been more than a boss to me,“ El-Marzuq told the Governor in his address.

According to him, “you have been a mentor, a father, a brother and you have shown me kindness, generosity, respect and support at all times.”