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Political parties, candidates, and supporters have been urged not to see elections for elective seats as a life-or-death situation by Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed.
Mohammed also urged parties and supporters to act in accordance with the game’s regulations in his message of goodwill delivered on Saturday in honour of Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary.
He urged them to keep in mind that only God can grant power to anybody He chooses at a given time.
‘It is not therefore the amount of money, hate speech, fake news or political thuggery that would make contestants emerge victorious during the elections,’ he said.
He also urged everyone to renew their commitment to the nation, exhibit their patriotism, and pray more fervently for God to continue bestowing His mercy and blessings upon them so that they may continue to live in peace with one another.
As we commemorate our nation’s 62nd anniversary of independence, we ought to think back on the difficulties and sacrifices made by its forefathers and make every effort to guarantee that their efforts were not in vain.
It is encouraging to see that, sixty-two years after gaining our independence, we have disproved those who doubted our capacity for self-government.
Today, we have demonstrated to the world that, despite our different cultural backgrounds, we are not only capable of governing ourselves but also of appreciating one another’s ideals, understanding our differences, and working together to advance our nation.
He said that as a responsive and responsible government, his administration had taken steps to work with security agencies to safeguard the lives and property of the state’s citizens by acting quickly to address any security issues.
He reassured the populace that maintaining the relative peace experienced in the state would remain his top goal.
Mohammed continued by saying that his government’s multifaceted approach to all successful development projects, particularly those involving infrastructure development, had been used.
We have also carried out a number of additional projects in the fields of agriculture, health, housing, education, and poverty reduction.