Another coalition of groups, on Tuesday, endorsed Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state to contest for presidential election in 2023.
Speaking during the presentation of endorsement letter to the governor, Mr Adamu Dimis, the leader of the coalition, said the groups comprised of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Bauchi state chapter, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), National Union of Bauchi State Students (NUBASS).
Dimis, who is also the Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Bauchi branch, said the coalition also included Bauchi State Traders and Artisans Associations (BASTAA) as well as Association of Achaba and Keke NAPEPS among others.
He explained that their endorsement was in consideration of the numerous projects executed by the state governor in the state, within a few years.
He said Nigeria needed the likes of Gov. Bala Mohammed to record the desired developments in the country.
While responding, Gov. Bala Mohammed, who was delighted to receive the group, said it was not the first to have made the same call.
He reiterated that before any decision is made by him, he would have to consult his various constituencies.
Mohammed, however, said that he was very contented with his current position as the state governor, adding that he was also ready to serve in any capacity of Nigeria.
“I was pleasantly surprised to see this group coming out this afternoon to beckon me to run for the exalted office of the president.
“This is not the first group that has done that and I have always said that power comes from God and it is him that bestows on whom he wishes.
“As a Nigerian who believes in Nigeria projects, I am highly contented with the position I am in. And I am also very ready to serve in any capacity for the people of Nigeria. But before I do that, I may have to consult my various constituencies,” he said.
Mohammed, however, revealed that the state working committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had agreed to go with him wherever he would be going so that Bauchi and Nigeria at large would be carried to the level of growth and development required.
“I will assume by this go ahead by the party and the cross sessions of youths organizations here today, I have gotten the go ahead.
“What I require is to go to the leaders, the Emirs and the Ulamas to discuss with them because I cannot just go like that without giving their due respect,” said the governor.
Recall that on January 16, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Transparency and Good Governance in the South-South Geopolitical zone, called on governor Mohammed, to run for the 2023 presidency.
On March 9, 2021, A group, under the aegis of ‘Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed Vanguard (BAM-V) , urged Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state to contest for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023.
Also, on June 23, 2021 A group, under the aegis of Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), also called on governor Mohammed to contest for the presidential election in 2023 or have them mobilize against his political career if he declined the offer.
They all said that governor Mohammed had all the qualities to lead the country and turn around her fortunes.