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2023: Contest for elective offices not a do-or-die affair- Gov. Mohammed
 
By: News Editor
Sat, 1 Oct 2022   ||   Nigeria, Bauchi State
 

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has called on Political parties, candidates and supporters not to view contests for elective offices as a do-or-die affair.
Mohammed, who stated this in his goodwill message on the occasion of Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary celebration on Saturday, also called on parties and supporters to conduct themselves according to the rules of the game.
He said; “It is only God that gives power to whoever He likes at a point in time”.
“It is not therefore the amount of money, hate speech, fake news or political thuggery that would make contestants emerge victorious during the elections.”
“As we celebrate the 62nd Independence anniversary, we should reflect on the struggles and sacrifices of the founding fathers of this country and also strive to ensure that their labour shall not be in vain.’’
“It is gratifying to note that sixty-two years after independence, we have defeated the scepticism on our ability to govern ourselves.’’
“Today, we have shown to the world that we are not only able to govern ourselves, but are able to understand our differences, respect each other’s values and unite towards developing our country in spite of our diverse cultures.”
The Governor noted that as a responsible and responsive government, his administration had taken measures in collaborating with security agencies to protect the lives and property of the people of the State by swiftly addressing any form of security challenges.
“We have also executed several other projects in the areas of education, health, housing, agriculture, water, power supply and poverty alleviation,” he added.

 

 

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