The Katsina State governor-elect, Dikko Radda, has said he would not want to be addressed as “His Excellency” after his inauguration as governor on 29 May.
He said he would rather be addressed simply as “Mr Governor” or “Mallam Dikko Radda” and not “His Excellency” until after he leaves power.
Mr Radda, who was elected governor on 18 March, stated this on Saturday during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja.
He was elected governor on 18 March on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He polled 859,892 votes to defeat Yakubu Lado of the PDP, who got 486,620 votes.
“I don’t like the word Excellency because one can only be called an Excellency after the administration has ended. At that time people will determine whether I am Excellent or not. So I think it’s better for people to call me Mr Governor than to call me His Excellency. I will prefer that and that will not put my head somewhere.
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