Bauchi State Governor,  Bala Mohammed has ruled out the claim that he is planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Jomog News Nigeria reports that the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has ruled out the claim that he is planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressive Congress (APC).

According to the statement released and shared with pressmen on Friday by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Muhktar Gidado, he noted that the rumour was fake and that the governor was not defecting to APC.

The statement reads;

“We wish to state that the story is disingenuous speculation driven by a clear marketing urge, to feed the appetites of readers whose hunger for salacious political news has been fuelled by the movement of the Ebonyi State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Dave Umahi, to the APC and the spate of political alignments and realignments, in the country.

“We wish to state that His Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed, has never contemplated leaving the PDP, let alone joining the APC.

“Rather, he is presently preoccupied with fulfilling those campaign promises, on the basis of which the good people of Bauchi State supported him to defeat an incumbent administration.”

Admitting that the Legislature and the Executive in Bauchi is controlled by different political parties, Bala averred that they have constructed a novel bipartisan arrangement whereby the government of the state was jointly run, in the war against hunger and other challenges in the state.

Furthermore; the statement says, “To any patriotic politician, a huge challenge of this nature calls for full-time engagement and not political fortune-hunting.

Based on the above, Governor Bala Mohammed considers talks about decamping to another party and all the permutations about 2023, in the first place, as unwholesome distractions.”

He described the claims of planned defection as premature and the height of insensitivity to the yearnings of the electorate for transformational change that would improve their living.

He, however; called on his supporters, members of the PDP, as well as residents of Bauchi to ignore the report and further reassured them of his administration’s resolve to ensure the good life for all residents irrespective of their party affiliation, gender, tribe, or creed.