I’ve fears over my second term bid – Bala Mohammed tells PDP G5 Govs

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has revealed that he fears his second term bid where he is supposed to be with the G-5 Governors.

Bala Mohammed disclosed this on Wednesday while four of the five governors (G-5) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held a meeting with him at the Government House, Bauchi.

Recall that G-5 governors comprising Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers); Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) have called for the exit of the national chairman of PDP, Iyorchia Ayu and expressed their unwillingness to work for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 election.

Newsflash Nigeria learnt the G-5 Governors arrived in Bauchi, the state capital around 12:30 pm to woo Bala Mohammed to their camp.

The G-5 is trying to capitalize on the perceived rift between Bala Mohammed and the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Bala Mohammed had complained to the national chairman of the party Senator Iyorchia Ayu, that Atiku sidelined him by refusing to see him after the presidential primary after he visited other aspirants.

He added that Atiku is allegedly working against his re-election bid in the State.

The Governor, who is the vice chairman of the Atiku Campaign Council in the Northeast, also alleged that Atiku picked campaign coordinators from his State without consultation with him.

In his letter to Ayu, the Bauchi Governor opened up on how he was hurt by Atiku and demanded an apology.

In his view, Atiku was bent on “punishing him for contesting the presidential primary and not stepping down for him”.

Mr Mohammed’s letter of November 3 to the national chairman forced Ayu to lead a delegation to Bauchi last Saturday to appease him.

Speaking before a closed-door meeting with the G5 Governors Mohammed said he knows he can confide in them.

However, the Governor did not state whether he has joined the Wike’s camp or not

According to him: “I share a lot in common with the G-5 Governors. I’m supposed to be with the G-5 but they excommunicated me.

“I’m highly connected with each and every one of them. There is hardly a day that I don’t call or speak to one of them because, in politics, you go with the people you share things in common.

“One thing I appreciate about them is that they look at your challenges. Their own particular ideas and principles may be slightly different from mine, but certainly, I bear and feel their pains as much as they do feel my own pains.

“They know I’ve challenges in Bauchi, the challenges of the party, challenges of treachery and mischief. When you know you have people like them, you feel secure

“I’m happy they are here. I have the opportunity of confiding in these people some of my worries, my fears, and my apprehension.

“You are aware that it’s no longer a secret that I wrote a letter to the national party about what I’ve found out that’s working against me and I wrote it with all honesty and sincerity and that’s why the party invited me to discuss with Atiku our leader,” he said.

Addressing newsmen shortly after their closed-door meeting Wike said they were in the state on a solidarity visit to Mohammed.

He however did not reveal the outcome of the meeting other than they were on a solidarity visit adding that the G-5 is still open to reconciliation.

In the absence of the Oyo Governor, Wike said Makinde is out of the country.

He said the visit was in solidarity to fraternize with Mr Mohammed over the recent happenings between him and the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

“We are here to find out how things are with him and if there are areas we could offer useful advice to him.

“Whatever affects him affects us generally, and that is why we came and nothing more than that,” he said.

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Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi, writers and loves writing the story of politics, He is a movie addict. Adekanbi is a Senior Content Creator at Newsflash Nigeria contact me on email: ilesanmiadekanbi980@gmail.com

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