A former governorship aspirant under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi State, Faruk Mustapha, Sunday advised the public to shun candidates of the party in the forthcoming general election.
Mustapha who recently joined the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state spoke at a political event in Azare town of Katagum local government council organised by Governor Bala Mohammed’s Chief Protocol Officer, Umar Hassan.
Mustapha said he regretted joining APC, adding the party has nothing good to offer to Nigerians and as such must be voted out in the next general elections.
He declared his support for the reelection bid of Governor Bala. Mustapha, therefore, promised to support and work with all the stakeholders of the PDP in the state for the victory of the governor and other candidates of the party in the polls.
His words: “No politics of Bauchi or Katagum in 2023 General Elections, all of us in Bauchi North are going to vote for His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed and all the PDP candidates in the elections. APC has failed and has nothing good to offer to citizens, and with that I am urging citizens to reject APC in the forthcoming elections and give an opportunity to PDP for the county to be on the path of economic growth and development.”
“We must appreciate the effort and courage of the Chief Protocol Officer for the Governor for organising this very important political event, we are looking for a person who can work for the people and Governor Bala is our choice.”
Also speaking, Governor Bala who was represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki pledged to consolidate on the gains recorded by his administration so far especially improving the living conditions of the people, if reelected.
“As you all know, we have done a lot in the area of delivery of dividends of democracy to our people and we are ready to do more in our second term for the rapid development of the dear Bauchi State,” he said.
In his remarks, Governor Bala’s Chief Protocol Officer, Hassan was confident that no gubernatorial candidates from other parties (in the state) could prevent his boss from winning his reelection.