The Governor of Bauchi State and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed has promised to back whoever emerges the party’s flagbearer.
Speaking after a visit to former Kaduna State Governor, Ahmed Makarfi, Mohammed promised to back whoever gets the PDP’s ticket in a transparent, credible primary of the party.
The Governor expressed optimism that Makarfi and other leading lights of the party would do the right thing to ensure that the party come out intact after the convention.
Mohammed said, “We have a tradition as a party on how leaders, as well as political offices, are shared. Don’t forget, we led this country for sixteen years. If you look at the previous conventions, we have always come out intact. This is because it is not about individual aspirations.
“So, what we want to see as presidential aspirants and delegates is to have credible, acceptable, and transparent primaries. And we are ready to work with whoever emerges other than being selfish.
“So, more than ever before, the current PDP leadership has allowed each of the candidates to go out and canvass for votes. This is what we have been doing but we have the firm belief that at the end of the day, one person must emerge as flag bearer of our great party. Whoever emerges, if it is not me, I am ready to support him.”
Naija News reports that the PDP has screened former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; former Senate Presidents, Bukola Saraki and Pius Anyim; former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; Bauchi and Sokoto State Governors, Bala Mohammed and Aminu Tambuwal.
Others were River State Governor, Nyesom Wike; publisher of Ovation, Dele Momodu; former banker, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen; pharmacist, Sam Ohabunwa, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom and the only female presidential aspirant, Olivia Tariela as well as former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose.