A former Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland, Alhaji Yahaya Kwande has thrown his weight behind Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed’s Presidential ambition.
Ambassador Kwande made the pronouncement when he received in audience the Governor on a special visit at his residence in Jos, Plateau State.
A statement by Governor Bala’s media aide Muktar Gidado said “The elder statesman observed that Governor Bala Mohammed’s vision and mission for Nigeria if given the mandate, will put the country on a path of prosperity, growth and rapid development for a better future.”
Ambassador Kwande was quoted as saying that he was proud of the leadership skills of Governor Mohammed.
“I am highly delighted to receive you in my house Your Excellency, each time I heard you talking, I feel very happy and now the time has come if you have not come out you might have done wrong for this country, and the way you are talking particularly making references to some of your senior colleagues are so nice because you are not arrogant in presentation and that is how you will be brought up.
“When I heard your coming, I said this is the time that I should be bold enough to say I am back to PDP. My mind 100 percent, yesterday, today and tomorrow are with PDP”, Kwande was quoted as saying.
Mohammed’s visit to Kwande was in continuation of his visitation, aimed at seeking the highest office in the land.
“We always see you as a role model who excelled in politics, this is the time we need people like you in the country when there is so much division, so much rancour, and of course now with politics coming on board and some of us that are looking for something we need you for advice, we need you to put us on the good track, because of your experiences.
“I have just come to pay you a visit as a mark of honour and to request you with all humility that pleases even though you are age, we feel we have a lot to gain from you because we are in need of a good direction”, Mohammed said.
In the same vein, a former Minister of Steel in the Second Republic, Wantaregh Paul Unongo who also received the Bauchi governor at his residence in Jos, expressed confidence in his “ability to stabilize and unite the country if given the opportunity to become the next President of Nigeria.”
“I am overwhelmed with this visit by my son who is now the Governor of Bauchi State, this is my son whom I’m always pleased with and whatever ambition he has, I will back him.
“I am thinking about you on many things especially when we are looking for a young man to be our presidential candidate from the North and I will tell the people on why they should vote for Bala Mohammed as president of Nigeria”, Paul said.