Bauchi group asks governor to drop presidential ambition
Bauchi Intellectuals Bureau Federation (BIBF) has asked Governor Bala Mohammed to shelve his presidential ambition and seek re-election in 2023.
The group said if Mohammed should accede to the patriotic plea to remain in Bauchi by sacrificing his presidential ambition for the sake of his people, he would then have eminently earned, in words and in deed, the appellation.
Chairman of the group, Danladi Hassan, at the press briefing in Abuja, urged the governor to remain in Bauchi to complete the good works he started.
According to the group, there is no sacrifice too big to make by the governor for a people desperately in need of credible and purposeful leadership and who have wholeheartedly entrusted their mandate in him, hoping for a secure future and general wellbeing.
He said: “It is important to point out here that the Bauchi voters did not make a mistake in electing Mohammed; the state under his stewardship, has become the reference point across the country in terms of good, focused, impactful, inclusive, responsible, responsive, innovative and humane governance.
“It will, therefore, be disheartening that when Bauchi needs him the most, and the people prepare to give him a second mandate with the sincere conviction that all the laudable projects started by his administration will be completed, and more impactful policies implemented in the second tenure, our dear governor is aiming for a higher national assignment at the expense of the collective hopes and aspirations of the people.”
The group recalled that in 2019, Bauchi voters trusted Mohammed to lead the state out of its limitations into a future in which the people will live secure lives and pursue livelihoods in a progressive democratic environment that will be put in place and protected by him.
He said: “Two years afterwards, we can proudly say that the voters did not make a mistake by trusting Mohammed to lead a people that are critically endangered by leaders, who fail to lead with focus, efficiency and sensitivity to their multidimensional yearnings for advancement and progressive, dynamic changes.”
“We are appealing to the governor to recall that the celebration that greeted his electoral victory three years ago went beyond the relief of just having a change of government. They were more about the possibility that Bauchi people could look to a brighter future; that our young will get good education, acquire skills and get jobs; that all manifestations of decay and backwardness will be arrested and eliminated, all of which are almost accomplished in just years of his administration,” the added.