By, MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
With the election coming closer, Governor Bala Mohammed has warned Bauchi electorates against voting into elective office any non-indigene particularly those coming from neighboring countries to claim indigeneship of the state.
He gave the warning at the weekend while addressing PDP Ward leaders in Alkaleri, headquarters of his Local Government Area of the state during an interactive session with the party chiefs in the area.
According to him, electorates of the state must desist from electing non indigenes into elective positions especially the plum Office of the Executive Governor to avoid underperformance during stewardship.
He explained that voting responsible indigenes into elective positions would enable them interacts with their constituents in solving their socio-economic and political challenges with a view to meet their yearnings and aspirations.
“I want to seriously warn the people of Bauchi state against electing non indigenes during the forthcoming elections especially those coming from neighbouring countries such as Cameroon, as they don’t have anything to offer for your development”, he said.
Senator Bala stated, “If such people come into the state for business, we will welcome them but not for politics because, as he puts it, politics is purely for those who knows the values of their people”.
The governor, apparently referring to former Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar whose great grandfather allegedly came from the Cameroon republic, now aspiring for the governorship seat of Bauchi state under APC platform come 2023 polls.
He appreciated the PDP ward leaders in Alkaleri Local Government Area for their support to his administration, and enjoined them to sustain the tempo for the success of the PDP led government in the state.
He observed that despite the numerous achievements recorded by his administration in the delivery of democracy dividends to the people, Bala assured doing more for the overall infrastructural development of the state.
PDP Chairman in Alkaleri LGA, Alhaji Babayo Alkaleri has earlier in a welcome address, reaffirmed their support and cooperation to the governor to enable him achieve the set goals.