2019: Bauchi will not tolerate violence, Gov Abubakar warns
FOLLOWING his emergence as the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 general elections, Bauchi state Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has reiterated his commitment to peaceful conduct of the general elections because according to him, “no personal ambition or any public office is worth human life.”
This is according to a press statement signed by the press secretary to the Governor, Abubakar Al-Sadique, copies of which were made available to newsmen.
The release contained that the Governor stated this when he received the Bauchi State Council of Traditional Rulers on a courtesy visit at the Government House, saying that he was glad the recent party primary election that made him the APC flagbearer was peacefully conducted.
The release further quoted the Governor as vowing to severely deal with “any politician who puts the lives of the people in danger because of his personal interest,” stressing that he had sworn to protect the lives and property all the people of Bauchi state and therefore no life will be lost under his watch.
The Governor, however, lamented that Bauchi State had misused the opportunity to make the state great when PDP held sway to power for 16 years while other states that were created years after deployed the resources they received from the federation accounts to develop and transform their critical infrastructures.
Mohammed Abubakar then assured traditional leaders of peaceful conduct of all the 2019 primary and general elections, and therefore extended invitation to those who contested the 2019 gubernatorial primaries against him to put heads together with him and move the state to greater heights, pointing out that, “there will always be one winner in any electoral contest.”
The Governor also said that “Under my watch, the government will not drag our respected traditional institution into politics,” and urged the traditional leaders to remain apolitical and keep playing their fatherly roles, the statement added.
Speaking earlier, chairman of the Bauchi State Council of Traditional Rulers and Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleimanu Adamu, while commending the Governor for the peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial primaries, prayed God to lead the governor to perform more in the remaining period of his stewardship.
Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu also applauded the Governor for disallowing traditional leaders to participate in politics and prayed for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
The Emirs were Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu of Bauchi, Alhaji Umar Farouk II of Katagum, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman of Misau, Alhaji Yunusa Muhammad Danyaya of Ningi, Alhaji Uthman Bilyaminu Usman of Dass the representative of the Emir of Jama’are Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Wabi III.