Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has spoken from his hospital bed in London, United Kingdom.
He spoke ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on his election which is being challenged by former Governor Mohammed Abubakar. The hearing was eventually shifted from Monday to Tuesday over the death of one of the justices.
A statement on Monday by the governor’s spokesman, Mukhtar Gidado, quoted Mohammed as saying “I really appreciate the passion, support and concern shown at this critical and crucial point. This certainly is a moment that God has shown us our real supporters. It is also the time when our detractors, within and outside our fold are exposed.
“I appreciate our outstanding partners of progress and paradigm shift in Bauchi state. I wish to reaffirm my commitment to the lofty ideals of our New Bauchi Movement and pledge to lead with justice, equity and humility.
“We will however soon take drastic action to get rid of saboteurs and ungrateful people within our midst, while at the same time recognising and rewarding those who contributed positively to our Movement and show loyalty to us and our Bauchi Project. Many unexpected opponents and opposition have emerged to pull us down through the Supreme Court.
“Insha Allah they will fail. I am in hospital in London but we strongly believe that Allah is sufficient for us and He is able and capable to give us victory! Cheers, success shall be ours Insha Allah! Cheers and you all.”