The name of Bala Mohammed, the Bauchi State governor, has appeared on the ballot in the ongoing Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries, but the party said it was “an error.”
WikikTimes had reported how the governor wanted to kill two birds with a stone. While eyeing presidency, governor Bala also purchased the governorship ticket but through Ibrahim Mohammed Kashim, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG). Though the SSG would later resign secretly.
However, the governor refuted the claim, saying no one is holding a ticket for him.
With the appearance of his name in the ongoing primaries declared a mistake, WikkiTimes understand governor Bala is trying to conceal the truth.
Hamza Koshe Akuyam, the Bauchi State PDP Chairman, told journalists that the error was from the party’s national secretariat.
His words: “Yes, as you have seen the name of His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed in our Governorship primary ballot papers, it was an error from our National Secretariat. His Excellency, Governor Bala is not contesting the Governorship election now in Bauchi, he is among those that are contesting for the office of the President in the forthcoming presidential primary of our party.”
In a conflicting narration, WikkiTimes gathered that Kashim, the former SSG, emerged unopposed PDP governorship candidate in the same primary elections.
In his acceptance speech, Kashim, extended his gratitude to party’s delegates for finding him worthy to be the flag bearer of the party in the forthcoming general elections.
Kashim, who said he was ready for the task ahead, promised to consolidate on the achievements recorded by the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed for the rapid development of the state.
“The journey has started today and we must work together for the task ahead and our party must be united for people to vote for us for our victory in the polls. In the history of Bauchi State, our current Governor, Bala Mohammed has done well in developing the state and we must work tirelessly to build on his successes.We are ready to take over the mantle of leadership of Bauchi State and to deliver effectively.”