The former minister of specifical duty and the immediate former Waziri of Bauchi, Alhaji Muhammadu Bello Kirfi, has said to governor Bala Mohammed that since he succeeded in removing him from the emirate council, he will also lose his seat as Bauchi governor in the forthcoming general election to come in 2023.

Alhaji Muhammadu Bello Kirfi said this in an interview with Bauchi journalists at his residents on Tuesday in Bauchi, saying that he will do all the necessary things to campaign against governor Bala not returning from office.

Kirfi, an elder statesman, stated this for the first time after he was sacked by the state government as Wazirin Bauchi.

The state emirate council said it sacked the former Waziri because of what it described as “disloyalty and disrespect toward the state governor”.

He added that “I regard what happens to me as a simple incident because something has been worrying in my mind. I am one of those who stood for him to become the governor and I was a little bit disappointed.

“This is the worse he can do to me, but it doesn’t matter because I am not gaining anything from the office (Waziri) I am holding in the emir’s palace.

“I was instrumental in bringing him to power in 2019. At the time when Bala needed the critical support to actualise his political ambition, I was there for him all through. I did all I could to see that he emerged victorious against a government that enjoyed federal might at that time.”

The former minister and the immediate the Waziri of Bauchi Alhaji Muhammadu Bello Kirfi said that the governor betrayed the trust of all the political gladiators that made huge sacrifices to bring him in to power, adding that nearly four years into the administration, salient issues crucial to the people of the state remained unattended to despite repeated promises.


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