Following the loss of the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress in the just-concluded Dass constituency of Bauchi State Assembly bye-election, the state governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State has enjoined members and supporters of the PDP to accept the defeat with dignity and sportsmanship.
The governor described the loss of the PDP as a will of God while encouraging the party faithful not to be divided by the temporary setback.
Mr. Mohammed made this call in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Muktar Gidado, on Sunday.
“All praise and adoration belong to Allah. The loss of our party is a lesson for all of us, but no one is to be blamed.
Remember we lost 21 House of Assembly seats and 3 Senate seats in 2019 but Allah gave us victory in the gubernatorial election. Let us not play to the gallery by indulging in the blame game, internal rancor, accusations, and mistrust,” the stated in a communique on Sunday.
Recall that he governing PDP in Bauchi lost a keenly contested assembly bye-election to the main opposition party in the state, APC.
The bye-election into the Dass constituency followed the killing of Musa Baraza of the APC.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had last night announced that the candidate of the APC, Bala Lukshi, polled a total of 12,299 votes to defeat PDP’s Lawal Wandi who got 11,062 votes.
Leading with a margin of 1,237 votes, the Returning Officer declared APC’s Bala Lukshi the winner “having scored the highest votes.”
As a result of the loss, Mohammed enjoined members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to accept the defeat in good faith while commending party faithful for their support and contributions towards ensuring the success of his administration.