Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe, has warned the electorate in the state not to elect representatives who would abandon them after elections.
Addressing people in Gwio-Kura community after inspection of Government Secondary School, Gwio-Kura, Gaidam decried the attitude of some politicians who he said used and dumped the electorate after getting their mandate.
“It is regrettable that such politicians resort to driving glass-tinted jeeps, after getting votes and neglecting the people who voted them into office.
“This should serve as a lesson, you should avoid another mistake of electing public officers who neglect you after elections,” he said.
Gaidam, had last Monday, while swearing in elected local government chairmen, said political jobbers would have no place in 2019 elections.
He assured that the state would not be handed over to reckless and selfish politicians who he said had no love of the people at heart.
“We will ensure that only committed politicians with the love of the state at heart take over from us, not drunkards, Indian hemp smokers or gamblers who would mortgage the future of Yobe.
“We have gone a long way in developing our state. We cannot afford the risk of entrusting it into the hands of political jobbers who only think of themselves,” the governor said.
Gaidam, however urged the people to pray for good leaders who would place public service above personal and selfish interests.