- There are indications that Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi may be heading to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- Governor Babagana Zulum has joined those in the APC trying to woo the Bauchi governor to join the ruling party
- Rumours of the Bauchi governor's imminent defection to the APC has been in the news since the last quarter of 2020
Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum on Thursday, March 4 hinted that Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi will soon decamp from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Professor Zulum made the comment at the Bauchi state Government House during an event.
Legit.ng gathered that the governors and their colleagues from other north-east states were in Bauchi to perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction and upgrading of the Bauchi state Government House.
“The only quarrel that I am having with my colleague, the governor of Bauchi state is his refusal to come into the APC.
“But inshallah, very soon, he will join us. He’ll join the progressives. I am here to support him.”
The northeast governors have been in Bauchi state since Wednesday, March 3 for their 4th zonal meeting.
While Governors Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe and Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa were also present, the governors of Taraba and Yobe were represented by the deputies.
Meanwhile, Governor Mohammed on Tuesday, March 2 described the feud between him and his Benue counterpart, Governor Samuel Ortom over comments relating to the farmers/herders crisis as regrettable.
Governor Mohammed made the comment at Government House, Port Harcourt, Rivers state where host Governor Nyesom Wike and Governor Fintiri, reconciled the duo.
Following a warm embrace between Ortom and Mohammed, after the truce brokered by Wike and Finitri, the Bauchi governor said the tension between him and his Benue counterpart was fuelled by widespread insecurity in the country.
Legit.ng had earlier shared a photo of the PDP governors embracing each other in the said meeting.
Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.