Samuel Luka, Bauchi
Despite coming to campaign for the Presidential and Governorship candidates of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, commended Governor Bala Mohammed of the state for his transformation initiative through huge investment in provision of infrastructure across the state.
The President who made the commendation during a visit to the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Dr Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu in his palace, appreciated the traditional institutions in the state for complementing government’s efforts towards promoting peaceful coexistence.
President Muhammadu Buhari was in the state to attend the APC Presidential Rally at Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium Bauchi.
Buhari who advised politicians across the country to play politics according to the rules of the game, commended Governor Bala for providing a level playing ground for political activities in the state.
While receiving the President at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport Bauchi and Palace of the Emir, Bala Mohammed noted that although the President came for APC rally, he was honoured by his commendation.
Bala Mohammed assured the President of his commitment to consolidate on the efforts put in place to ensure a peaceful and hitch-free general elections in February and March this year.
The Governor also commended the Federal Government for its sincere fight against insecurity and insurgency in the North East subregion.
According to him, the area is gradually regaining its sanity and safety.
Those present in the company of the President were the Party’s Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, APC Governors, aspirants among others.