Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi State said “political permutation” forced him to drop his deputy, Senator Baba Tela, as his running mate for the second term election.
The governor disclosed this during the valedictory State Executive Council meeting earlier today .
His words: “Certainly, I don’t have any qualms with him (Tela), he is my brother even before we came here, he had been a friend. Nobody should go with the impression that we are not together, it is just the issue of political permutations and so on and so forth.
“This cabinet is the engine room of the administration, my deputy is here, even though I am not going with him for the second term but he is part and parcel of my administration because we are there in the same political party but it was permutations that left him out of the system.”
The governor had chosen the incumbent member representing Zaki Federal Constituency, Hon Auwal Jatau, as his running mate in the election. This stirred reaction as many people speculated that he had a feud with Tela.
WikkiTimes earlier reported that the governor dissolved his cabinet members including special assistants, senior special advisers, commissioners among others.
“Let us find it to forgive one another because there is no way we would not have offended one another. I have forgiven you, you too should find it in your hearts to forgive my shortcomings, they were done in the best interest of the state,” he had said during the dissolution