By Muslim Lawan
A former governorship assistant in the platform of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bauchi State, Faruk Mustapha on Sunday pleaded with people of the state to reject all the candidates of the party in the forthcoming general elections in the county.
Faruk Mustapha who recently joined the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state was speaking at a political event in Azare town of Katagum local government area of the state organized by Governor Bala Mohammed’s Chief Protocol Officer, Umar Hassan.
The former gubernatorial aspirant regretted joining APC in the past, saying that the party has nothing good to offer to Nigerians and therefore must be voted out of power in the next year’s general elections.
He declared his support to the reelection bid of Governor Bala Mohammed and promised to support and work with all the stakeholders of the PDP in the state and Bauchi North in particular for the victory of the governor and other candidates of the party in the polls.
“No politics of Bauchi or Katagum in 2023 General Elections, all of us in Bauchi North are going to vote for His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed and all the PDP candidates in the elections. APC has failed and has nothing good to offer to citizens, and with that I am urging citizens to reject APC in the forthcoming elections and give opportunity to PDP for the county to be on the path of the economic growth and development.”
“We must appreciate the effort and courage of the Chief Protocol Officer for the Governor for organising this very important political event, we are looking for a person who can work for the people and Governor Bala is our choice.”
Also speaking, Governor Bala Mohammed who was represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki pledged that in his second term, he will consolidate on the gains recorded by his administration so far especially improving the living conditions of the people.
“As you all know, we have done a lot in the area delivery of dividends of democracy to our people and we are ready to do more in our second term for the rapid development of the dear Bauchi State.”
In a welcome address,
Governor Bala Mohammed’s Chief Protocol Officer, Umar Hassan said that all the gubernatorial candidates of other parties in the state cannot be a threat to the Governor in wining his reelection in 2023 by the grace of Almighty Allah.