Defection plot rumour swirling around Bauchi State Governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed has drawn his reaction.
On the back of the defection of Ebonyi State governor Dave Umahi to the All Progressives Congress, APC, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a national newspaper in a front-page lead story alleged that three other governors elected on the platform of the main opposition including Mohammed are making plans to join the ruling party.
The Bauchi governor in reaction via a statement his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado Mohammed rubbished the publication.
The statement partly reads “We wish to state that His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed has never contemplated leaving the PDP, let alone joining the APC. Rather, he is presently preoccupied with fulfilling those campaign promises, on the basis of which the good people Bauchi State-supported him, to defeat an incumbent administration.
”Governor Bala Mohammed considers talks about decamping to another party and all the permutations about 2023, in the first place, as unwholesome distractions. In addition, it is his considered opinion that, not only are such talks premature but that it is the height of insensitivity, to the yearnings of the electorate for transformational change that will lift them, from the nadir of despair to a new era of guaranteed security of lives and property, economic prosperity, political stability, and national unity.”