Abba Risqua Murtala Mohammed, first son of late Head of State, Murtala Ramat Mohammed has declared his intention to quit politics so as to concentrate on his business.
Risqua who was a running-mate to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2015 election in Kano, Alhaji Sagir Salihu Takai, said his decision to step aside from politics is a personal decision in order to build on his business empire.
Abba Risqua disclosed this while addressing his supporters at Kano Foundation House on Saturday.
He noted that his decision will not stop his service to Kano state, Nigerians.
He said, “I am taking a break from politics so that I can concentrate on developing my business.
“The last time I came to contest in Kano, most of the resources I used came from my private pocket; and when I went back to my business, my business was not doing very well; and I thought it is the time for me to concentrate on my business and take a break from politics.
“Then later on, once things have improved, I can now see how best to proceed further.”
“You know I am not somebody who is sponsored by anybody, I am self-made man, so I don’t refer on anybody for my decision. This is something I have decided out of my conviction to serve my state, and to serve my nation.
“If I go into public office without having a business that will sustain me and my family, I go into public office to enrich myself. That is not the kind of background I come from, I come from a background to serve our country, to serve my country, to serve my nation, to serve my state.”
“For now, I am taking a break from politics to concentrate on my business. I am not frustrated and I never give up from any battle. I am ready to face any battle. I am dropping politics because I want to concentrate on developing my business. Self-sustenance is very important for anybody so that you don’t have to depend on anybody or any office to have a good living.”