Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has replied to President Muhammadu Buhari Senior Special Assisant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu’s recent statement to him.
Recall that Garba Shehu, though responding to President Buhari ‘s criticism of Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s endorsement, asked the People’s Democratic Party to expressly sack all its governors under investigation for corruption.
In a statement released via his Special Advisor on New Media, Lawal Muazu, Governor Mohammed said, “politicians who lack the qualities needed as leaders are at it again.”
He said the Presidency ‘s statement clearly demonstrates “how corrupt politicians find APC a safe place to flee to after a long time enjoyment of their corrupt practices.”
The Bauchi State Governor further stated that, because of party affiliations, it is obvious that the current administration favors the incompetent politicians.
“Once a person moves from the opposition party to the APC, he becomes a saint and untouchable,” he said. sports
Mohammed said that Buhari should have put the PDP’s reaction into consideration instead of turning a blind eye in defence of the person in question.
“It is a questionable stance to come back shielding a person which yourselves had proven not to be trustworthy.”
“It’s everywhere on cyberspace, in a 10 minutes campaign video, where the then party’s chairman on the campaign ground said that Ize-Iyamu wasn’t able to cast his vote on 14th April 2007, because he was hiding from EFCC,” Mohammed said.
“You either consider the PDP’s comments on your candidate and stop defending an indefensible or tell Nigerians that you were lying in 2016.”