By Mohammed Kaka misau, Bauchi
The executive governor of Bauchi State, His Excellency, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir has sought for three additional weeks from Nigerians for him to decide on whether to run for the president of Nigeria come 2023 or not.
Governor Bala made the plea on Thursday when the coalition of Northern Youth Leaders Forum and other organizations paid him a solidarity visit at the new Government house annex in the state.
Bala said as wide as the country is, with its diversity, there is a need for him to deepen consultations before making his position known.
The Governor who said he has so far consulted with Nigerian ministers forum as well as his colleagues on the matter, noted that the three weeks being sort will enable him consult elders across the country.
Recalled that the same coalition and other groups have sometimes in June this year, called on Governor Bala Mohammed to contest for president of Nigeria in 2023 or face legal battle.
The Governor had while thanking the coalition for the opportunity, pleaded for three weeks for him to consult widely before conceding to their demand and otherwise.
The Chairman of the Northern Youth Leaders Forum, Dr Elliot Affio who said they were at the government house to hold a solidarity rally for Governor Bala Mohammed, pleaded with him to consider their demands on him to declare his interest.
He said that the coalition alongside other organizations are fully prepared to market the Governor to Nigerians with a view to seeking their votes come 2023.
Elliot who said that the Governor has done well in all his political responsibilities when he served as Senator, minister of the FCT and now governor of Bauchi state.
The coalition expressed optimisms that the governor will perform excellently well if he eventually become the president of Nigeria in 2023.