Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, Tuesday dismissed the possibility of the All Progressives Congress (APC) wresting power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state come 2015.
He told State House correspondents in Abuja that not even the involvement of one of the APC leaders, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), who hails from the state, will change the political equation in the state in the next general election.
The governor said the PDP administration under his leadership had touched the lives of the people and his stewardship would give the party an edge in 2015.
"I believe in service and I believe in God. You know my business is that of the PDP and that of the people and leaders of the PDP. That’s how it starts and that’s how it ends. I don’t take time discussing other parties or other individuals. My party is doing very well and we will even do more for Nigerians in Katsina and other parts of Nigeria.
"I am very confident because we have done a lot of work. Go there and see for yourself. Politics is about service; it is about fear of God, it is about managing resources, human and material.
"To the best of my ability, we are doing just that in Katsina and we are very confident that with the services we have delivered to our people, God will not let us down," Shema added.
The governor also allayed fears that the crisis in the PDP could negatively affect its electoral fortunes in 2015.
He said: "Any human organisation with the size of the PDP will have challenges anywhere in the world. Even in families, the large extended African families have challenges. So our size demands challenges and demands all hands to be on deck.
"But the challenges are not insurmountable because PDP remains the only platform that is owned by all Nigerians,; it doesn’t belong to any section of the country or individual, it belongs to all Nigerians. There is no section, no religion, no tribe that is not in PDP.
culled from Thisday Newspaper