‘I am Still Bala Mohammed’s Deputy,’ Senator Baba Tela Insists

Senator Baba Tela, Bauchi State Deputy Governor, has refuted insinuations making the rounds on social media that he resigned his position as Deputy Governor of the state.

This is coming as preparations for the 2023 general elections are on top gear with analysts in Bauchi suggesting that Bala Mohammed will shop for a new running mate going into the 2023 governorship election in the state.

The Deputy Governor in a statement on Thursday said he remains committed to serving his principal, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed to enable him to actualise policies and programmes mapped out for the overall growth and development of Bauchi State.

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“The attention of the Deputy Governor Bauchi State Sen. Baba Tela has been drawn to fake news on social media to the effect that the deputy governor has resigned his position. The statement/report on social media is a figment of the imagination of the writer.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, we would like to assure the peace-loving and hard-working people of Bauchi State, in particular, and the nation in general, that Senator Bala Tela has not resigned as the Deputy Governor of Bauchi State”

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“His Excellency, the Deputy Governor, remains committed to the objectives and ideals of the Government of Bauchi State under the able leadership of His Excellency, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed,” the statement read in parts.

WikkiTimes recalls that a couple of weeks ago, Hon Farouk Mustapha, a 2023 aspirant for APC governorship ticket, dumped the party in what a source close to the former lawmaker confided in this medium that Farouk’s defection is preparatory to his emergence as Bala Mohammed’s 2023 running mate.


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