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JUST IN: Borno cabinet member resigns, picks assembly ticket

The Borno State Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, Nuhu Clark, has resigned from office to contest the Chibok State Constituency election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

The commissioner disclosed this on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

According to him, the decision was taken to ensure quality representation for the people of Chibok.

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Clark, who served as the elected Chairman of Chibok Local Government in 1999, said he was still connected to his people and that his project remained the people’s project.

He lauded Governor Babagana Zulum for giving him the opportunity to serve as a commissioner, adding that his experience as former council chairman, state youth leader, and adviser would be brought to bear when he emerges as a lawmaker.

His decision is coming days after some state governors like Osun and Kano issued resignation ultimatum for any political appointee with 2023 ambtion.

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NAN also reports that another commissioner who resigned is Bukar Talba in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Talba is aspiring to contest Nganzai/Monguno/Marte Federal Constituency on the platform of APC.

There is also unconfirmed reports that more than 10 Special Advisers to the governor have tendered their resignations to enable them to seek elective positions.

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