2023: Kano PDP backs Bala for president


The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state at the weekend backed calls on Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed to join the 2023 presidential race on the platform of the party, declaring the governor fit for the job.

The party’s state executive members gave their backing when they received executive members of the Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed Vanguard (BAM-V) who were on an advocacy visit to the party secretariat in Kano.

Declaring the Kano PDP support for the Bauchi governor, the chairman of the party in the state, Mamina Bako Lamido, said it was obvious that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed Nigeria and Nigerians, submitting that it is only the PDP that could restore the lost glory of the country.

He stated that for fairness and equity, “the party should zone its presidential ticket to both North-East and South-East, adding that if the ticket goes to North-east, Bala Mohammed is the right choice.”

He then pledged the support of members of the party in the state to the candidature of Sen. Mohammed if he eventually heeds the calls to join the race in 2023.

Speaking earlier, BAM-V Director-General, Mohammed Abubakar Jibo, informed that the group was at the party secretariat to canvass support of the party as its critical stakeholders for Governor Mohammed to contest the 2023 presidential election.

According to him, the group decided to back Mohammed based on his numerous achievements as a senator, a Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and currently as Bauchi state governor, declaring that, “with the situation of the country today, the only capable, experienced and acceptable person to change the narratives is Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed.”

In a related development, a former Senate Chief Whip and a PDP chieftain in Kano state, Senator Hayat Bello Gwarzo, has said Sen. Mohammed is a great product that is saleable for the PDP if he emerges as the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.

Gwarzo based his assertion on what he termed the unassailable track records of Governor Mohammed as a senator, minister and a sitting governor as well as his commitment to nation building. 

According to the senator, who was in the National Assembly between 1999 and 2015, “the certainty of Nigeria to remain one country is for the PDP to take over the presidency and Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed is good for the job.”

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