I Am Highly Connected To Aggrieved PDP Governors, Says Bauchi Gov
— May Soon Join The Group
By Kelechi Eke
The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has openly disclosed his connection with the aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors sometimes refered to as Governor Nyesom Wike group.
Addressing newsmen while welcoming four of the five aggrieved governors who paid a strategy visit to his State, Governor Bala Mohammed said:
“I am supposed to be with them but they excommunicated me for reasons best known to them but I am highly connected to each and every one of them.
“There is hardly a day I don’t call or speak to one of them because in politics, you go with the people you share things in common with.”
On the political challenges he specifically shares with the other rebel PDP governors, Mohammed said: “This presidency (Presidential primaries) that we ran when my brother was defeated, who in turn defeated me, has brought us close and of course at the governors forum, we are very close.
“One thing I appreciate about them is that they look at your challenges. They are not going back for a second term but they are always worried about others.
“Their own particular ideas, principles may be slightly different from mine, but certainly, I feel their pains as much as they feel my own pains. We share so much in common,” he said.
Mohammed added: “They know I have challenges in Bauchi, the challenges of anti-party, the challenges of undercutting, treachery and mischief. But of course, politics is about all these. And when you know that you have people of this stature and calibre behind you, you feel fulfilled.
“I’m happy they are here and I’ll have the opportunity of confiding in people that I believe I can confide in, some of my worries, fears, apprehensions and that of my state.
“So, I’m happy that you came because some of those things may not be said on the telephone, but to say that as PDP members from the same family, I always see you as fellow comrades in this journey of life. I thank you most sincerely for taking the trouble to come.”
Given these open declarations some observers have speculated that Mohammed may soon formally join the Wike-led PDP aggrieved governors.