Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed has announced that he will support Peoples Democratic Party candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who will win the 2023 presidential election.
This, Auntyamebo blog reports despite his refusal to step down at Atiku during the last major group. Governor Bala Mohammed was one of the candidates for the first PDP presidential election.
When the Governor of Sokoto District, Aminu Tambuwal, stepped down from Abubakar a few hours later in the first election and asked his supporters to vote for him, Mohammed himself did not step down but ran in fourth place with only 20. votes.
Speaking Monday at the Executives Chamber of the Government House, Bauchi, while presenting the Reconciliation Committee tasked with meeting and reconciling the victims of the group, the governor said that although he had failed to get the party ticket, yet. The winner made history as the first person in the province to run for president following the death of Nigeria’s first Prime Minister, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
“I welcome today the club management here to congratulate me on the two successes I have recorded. Since the death of the Prime Minister, no one from Bauchi Province has ever run for President except me; therefore, I have made history and that in itself is a victory for me. We take it as God does and accept it with sincerity, He gives power and removes it. The campaigns for the presidential ticket, we did it with God’s permission and, for us, we won.
“I really appreciate that position and thank you for the support you gave me during this time. Support has been mixed, many people did not want me to leave because they wanted me here (in Bauchi as governor) and it was all out of love; others wanted me to leave so that I could represent this country nationally because of the position I had developed over the years. We know that power comes from God, and what he has given us, we truly appreciate because we know better and they say, political participation is the best teacher anyone can get.
“And I must also thank you for giving me another chance to be your flag bearer like the gubernatorian election. This shows the kind of cooperation, brotherhood, and brotherhood we have. There was no voice of dissent, not even a gentleman who stepped down for my sake, I should thank him very much, the Secretary of State, Alhaji Ibrahim Kassim, for being so kind.
“Of course, he had the option to say no, it was his right, but it was his will, I did not even ask him, he decided for himself even though Thomas doubted the tricks and tricks saying: many things even playing kite on social media that he did not leave office. It was all a lie and you can see what happened, thank you very much, I will never take his love and appreciation for granted. I have to thank the delegates for representing me all the way, ”he said.
The governor added, “You see, losing is part of democracy. I lost but I took it seriously. I also ask others who have lost like me as I lost in the first presidency to take it humbly, to take it with strong faith in God. There was a lot of horse trade, agreement was reached, and even insults, but we have to forget all this because we have to move forward.
“I strongly support the candidate for the presidency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and will do our utmost to win the presidential election. In the same way, all candidates from all criminals to the executive must accept that family approach, and accept that approach. ”
Mohammed, while outlining the term of office of the committee, one of which was to reach out to all the contestants, the winners and losers declared that there was no victory, and no victory, and urged them, “You must appeal. , to inform whatever our people have decided.
“They will also form a small committee to reach out to the other party who wishes to join the party because they are popular today, they are welcome. You have to make sure that no one leaves the team even one. We want to stand together as a state and as a government, we want to make sure that we put aside all defamatory stories, stories based on lies, stories based on political tactics. ”
The four-week committee consists of Senator Adamu Kariya as Chairperson and the other members are Abdulkadir Doguwa, Umar Ningi, Mohammed Danbaba, Bappa Disina, Abubakar Faggo (Committee Secretary), Abdullahi Yari, Abdon Gin, Simon Balewa. , Sanusi Sarkin-Aska, and Abdullah Musa.
Others are Jerima Misau, Imam Itas, Amina Gabu, Tukur Adamu, Zainab Rufa’i, Danbaba Rimin-Zayam, Esther Ahmed, Audu Hassan, Inuwa Malamin Kasuwa, Sani Chinade and Salisu Garba (Assistant Secretary).