Governor Abubakar stated this on Saturday on his Facebook handle couple of hours after receiving APC Governorship at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium Bauchi.
Statement reads ” It is with a deep sense of service that I today, in the presence of my people, my President and my party, flag off my re-election campaign for a second term for office as Governor of Bauchi State.
Thanking God Almighty for life, I am grateful to my great party the APC, for the opportunity to fly her flag as the Guber candidate at the forthcoming elections. I do not take it for granted.
Let me also specially thank Mr President and the leadership of our party. Finally, I am grateful to the great people of Bauchi, who has given me the mandate to serve and continually renewed faith in our collective future.
Today, we witness the trooping out en masse of the Bauchi people to support continuity. Hundreds of thousands present at the ATB Stadium and millions more on the streets today shouted with one voice their validation to consolidate the achievements of the APC government and secure the future. Continuity is therefore the way to go.
In the last few years, we have grown by giant leaps and bounds. We are not where we want to be, but we are far ahead from where we used to be. We have recorded success in Agriculture, Education and Healthcare delivery. We have built infrastructure and successfully integrated IDPs among us into society. We have maintained a robust security network and are opening up new sectors of the economy. We have improved revenue without impoverishing our people. Continuity is truly the way to go.
Let me use this opportunity to welcome to the APC, the political stalwarts that joined us today. You have my assurances of being part of the APC family, and will enjoy the necessary support to contribute your quota to the success of the APC led government and the continuous growth of our state and country.
Continuity is a march towards development, as we move on this path, I enjoin all to continue to support the APC government at all levels. We shall not rest until governance is felt at the grassroots.
1. Former Governor of Bauchi State
=Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu.
2. Former Governor of Bauchi State
=Malam Dr Isah Yuguda.
3. PDP National Vice Chairman and also a former Deputy Governor to Malam Isa Yuguda
=Hon Babayo Garba Gamawa
4 . Form former Deputy Governor of Ahmad Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu.
5. Former SGF of Obasonjo’s region.
=Mahmood Yayalle Ahmed
6. NNPP Gubernatorial Candidate
=Senator Abubakar Mai kafi.
7. ANPP Gubernatorial Candidate
= Sama’ila Dahuwa kachallan katagum.
8. Ambassador Adamu Gumba
9. Former political Adviser of Malam Isa Yuguda
= Kabiru Barwa
10. PDP Board of Trustees ( Member)
= Kaulaha Aliyu
11. A politician with large followers
= Hassan Sharif Sarkin Arewan Bauchi.
12. ANPP Gubernatorial Aspirant
= Abdullahi Umar Mai Borno .
13. BAHA Minority Leader From Bogoro
= Markus Makama.
14. Barrister Usaini Umar Majikiran Bauchi.
15. Former PDP National Organising Secretary
and also former TEDFUD chairman
= Dr Musa Babayo.