By Samuel Luka, Bauchi
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has scored 646 delegates’ votes to enable him fly the party’s Governorship ticket come 2023.
The Governor who won the fresh governorship primary election on Saturday is contesting for a second term as Governor in the 2023 General elections.
He was returned as the elected gubernatorial candidate after the fresh party primaries conducted on Saturday at the Zaranda Hotel.
The new development is coming following the withdrawal of the winner of the first Gubernatorial primary election, Barr Ibrahim Kashim Mohammed.
Announcing the results, the Chairman of the PDP guber primary election Committee, Murtala Damagun declared that Bala Mohammed polled a total of votes 646 cast to emerge the winner.
He said out of the total number of 656 delegates for the Guber primaries across 20 LGs of Bauchi, 650 were accredited while 646 cast their votes.
“Having certified the process of elections in line with the constitution of the PDP, I hereby declare Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir as the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP for the 2023 General elections in Bauchi state”, Damagun said.
In his acceptance speech, the Governor thanked the delegates for the patience and commitment to the party, assuring that their struggle will not be in vain.
Governor Bala also assured that he will continue to do things that will move the state forward, as according to him, the purpose of governance is development and management of people.
Bala who boasted that the PDP will win the 2023 General elections, said, so far the party has not let the people down as it has performed beyond their expectations in Bauchi.