Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, Bauchi State Governor has asked religious leaders in the state to pray for his political success and for competent leaders to emerge for Bauchi State in the 2023 general elections.
The governor had in the previous week procured the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the PDP.
He is moving for the presidency having in mind a proxy Bauchi PDP governorship aspirant for the 2023 general elections so he could easily reclaim his place should he fail in his bid for Aso Villa.
The governor said this on Friday during a special prayer session for peace and development of Bauchi State organised by the Bauchi State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board.
“We need you to continue to pray for us, the 2023 election is fast approaching and many people have indicated an interest in one position or the other, perhaps because of the progress we have recorded, you will discover that about ten people are aspiring for only one position under the same party and those in the opposition are also contesting.
“You are not Politicians, please pray so that competent persons will be nominated, those with the interest of the state at heart, so that together, we can work for the development of our dear state Bauchi”
” If competent people are given the mandate to lead, the end result will be peace and sustainable development. People need to be careful of how they select those who will lead them. It should not be me, the people of Bauchi has to put into consideration, but those that will deliver the much-needed dividends of democracy, ranging from members of the state assembly, house of representatives and senators, among others”
“You are the ones that will pray so that Allah will choose for the people of Bauchi state, leaders that have the interest of the state at heart. We need your prayers as religious leaders, hoping that everybody will be given the opportunity to contest”
“On our part, we will not attempt to stop anybody from contesting, we know how we emerged in 2019, it is Allah that gives power to whom he wishes and he is the one that gave us.
“May Allah help us so that we will not be boastful. Whatever we do, we are doing it in the interest of the generality of the people of Bauchi state because they elected us and we will continue to serve them to the best of our ability”, the Governor said.
WikkiTimes gathered that while Bala Mohammed purchased presidential nomination and expression of interest forms, no one publicly declared intention to go for the governorship ticket of the PDP in Bauchi State.