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Atiku is old, tired, I have asked him to allow me run for president – Bala Mohammed

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Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said since former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar is now old and tired, he has asked him to allow him to run for President.

Mohammed disclosed this while receiving the report of a Contact and Consultation Committee which he established for his presidential ambition, at the Old Banquet Hall of the Government House, Bauchi.

He said, “One of my brothers, a formidable and astute politician, Matawalle Sokoto (Aminu Tambuwal) did it before, so we are going to also test it.

“There is no need for us to be greedy; of course, my presidency will not cause division. You can see that at the heat of the time that my elder brother, Malam Adamu was going around, we invited our elder statesman, the one that we respect so much, the Waziri Adamawa (Atiku Abubakar), we named a road after him.

“We invited him to Bauchi and we interacted and I told him that in this game, I know he’s the most senior, he’s very qualified but because of his age and fatigue that he has suffered so much for Nigeria, he should allow his younger brother to be his spare tyre not to take over just like that. But if Nigerians prefer him, I will support him. I am not too desperate but he should know that Nigerians like me too. And whatever he wants, I will do it for him, so this is our agreement, he has the highest respect from me.”

 

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