Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed on Tuesday night accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of being selfish and unproductive in its two terms in leadership.
Naija News understands that Mohammed is among the top members of the Peoples Democratic Party vying for the President of Nigeria in the 2023 general election.
The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has since informed the likes of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and many others of his presidential ambition.
Addressing his former colleagues, the former PDP Ministers forum in Abuja yesterday, Mohammed said if elected President of Nigeria, he would run an all-inclusive government and not a regional one, unlike the Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress-led presidency.
The politician further accused the APC government of polarising the country along regional and tribal lines, describing the Buhari-led presidency as a “regional” and nepotistic government.
He said, “the nation is in pieces. Nigeria is no longer there under APC. The country is too divided. Why is the country so divided? We must reduce the acrimony. APC has destroyed everything. It is all nepotism”.
The former lawmaker stressed further: “We are detribalized as democrats. We cannot be a regionalized government”, while urging his former colleagues to assist him to form a government that would work for all Nigerians, regardless of their region, religion and status.
Mohammed also vowed to checkmate the current borrowing profile of the APC administration, adding that the Buhari’s government was afraid of accountability, and was “promoting name-calling in the name of investigation that is selfish and unproductive”.
“You will help make Nigeria great again by collaborating together in this effort. We shall not take APC for granted. They are planning all sorts of intimidations but we are steadfast”, Mohammed told the PDP Ministers’ Forum, while pledging his loyalty to the party, saying he would not abandon it.
On building the nation through human capital development, Mohammed said, “there are people with good ideas to help administer and govern this nation. We no longer rely on our human capital. In my administration as the President of Nigeria, we will run a knowledge-driven administration”.
In his remark, the Chairman of the Forum, Hon. Tanimu Turaki (SAN) described Mohammed as “one of the forces to lead the restoration of PDP and a pacesetter”.
He applauded the Governor describing him as a successful physician, whose history of performance had been outstanding.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News