Believe it or not, the Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Nuhu Gidado, has resigned.

Mr Gidado informed Governor Muhammed Abubakar of his decision in a letter dated May 16.

This would seem more like a move ahead of 2019 but Mr Gidado, in his letter explained that he had planned to serve for only a single term as deputy governor of the state.

His letter reads: “Ordinarily, I should have remained up to the end of the tenure, but, with the currently dampened spirit and waning zeal as it relates to my official engagements, my continued stay will not be fair and truthful to you as my brother and leader.”

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Mr Gidado thanked Governor Abubakar and the people of the state for the opportunity to serve as deputy governor of the state.

For many citizens who are not used to seeing political office holders resigning their position, this must be a big surprise.

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