The Governor of Bauchi State Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has hinted that he might contest the 2023 presidency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He made this remark recently at a special dinner organised in his honour by the Bauchi Christian community at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Bauchi, to celebrate his 63rd birthday.
He informed a group to gauge the pause of members of his party on his presidential ambition had so far visited 14 states in the country.
He said that the response from the states so far visited by the contact team was not only positive but also very encouraging and motivating.
“My contact group as to whether or not I will run for the apex slot to the states of the federation has already covered 14 states,” the governor informed.
He informed that he was surprised by the encomiums poured on him by a leader in one of the Southern states.
While emphasising the need for peaceful coexistence between Muslim and Christian faithful in the state in particular and Nigeria in general, he revealed that he came from a family with adherents of both faiths.
He added that both religions had contributed immensely in one way or the other to his ascension as the governor of Bauchi State.
In his words, “I want more, we hardly sleep because we want to work. But you have to give the allowance that we are all the same, so let us collapse into one family of humanity.
“Every Muslim knows that this world is for everybody, you are only different when you go to the hereafter, may be in the judgment day. But God has given us everything, He pledged to give this world to everyone, irrespective of faith. So, we should not be deceiving ourselves.”
He assured that his administration is working hard to ensure that Bauchi State becomes prosperous even with the little resources at its disposal.