2023: Bauchi State Governor dumps deputy, picks new running mate
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has dumped his deputy, Baba Tela, and picked the former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Mohammed Jatau, as his running mate.
The House of Representatives member who announced his nomination as Governor Bala’s running mate to journalists in Bauchi on Sunday thanked the Governor for finding him worthy of the position.
Further reports stated that Hon. Jatau is the current member representing the Zaki Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
Jatau, the Bauchi PDP Gubernatorial flag bearer in 2015, was defeated by Mohammed Abdullahi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who served only one term in office.
Honorable Jatau, a former Speaker of the Bauchi State Assembly, promised to reciprocate the honour by being a loyal and supportive running mate for the success of the PDP-led administration in implementing Governor Bala’s people-oriented projects.
“I want to use this medium to express my profound appreciation to His Excellency, the incumbent Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, for finding me worthy to be his running mate in the 2023 governorship election in Bauchi State,” Hon. Jatau said.
The lawmaker described his nomination as a great honor.
While assuring the Governor of his readiness to justify the confidence reposed in him, Hon Jatau asserted that no government in the history of Bauchi had performed well like that of Bala Mohammed.
He, therefore, urges the Bauchi people to support Governor Bala-led’s administration in the state of progress and continuity of good governance.