Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has stated that he may contest for Nigeria’s presidency in the 2023 general election.
He stated this on Tuesday when he distributed cash and starter packs worth N75 million to 500 selected people in Darazo town, located in Darazo Local Government Area.
According to the governor, he may not be alive to run for a second term in office as some unnamed men want to pull him down.
Bala Mohammed stated that security reports at his disposal indicated that some “Abuja politicians” were behind the criminality in the state.
He added that he knew those masterminding the incidences of kidnappings and criminality in the state.
“Don’t listen to the Abuja politicians who have nothing to offer other than to pull down Bala Mohammed, Kauran Bauchi,” he said.
“By the grace of God, I have become governor with or without them and of course, I will live my time allotted to me by Allah. I may go for a second term, I may not even live to that time; I may go for the presidency, there is nothing they can do. I know what they are doing.
“Those Abuja politicians are not doing anything for us other than bringing mischief. I know some leaders of the state who are busy bringing criminals to the state. I will talk when the time comes. We will prove tough but certainly, we are not afraid of them,” he declared.