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Bauchi: Gov Mohammed vows to compensate aggrieved PDP aspirants



Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has vowed to compensate aggrieved aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.

He said this on Thursday at the Exco Chamber, Government House, Bauchi, when he received the report of the PDP reconciliation committee under the leadership of Senator Bala Adamu Kariya, charged with the responsibility of reconciling aggrieved members and strategizing for the success of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He urged all the aggrieved aspirants to follow in his footsteps of embracing the spirit of sportsmanship in any contest, pointing out that even though he lost the presidential primary election, he never expected anything from the PDP presidential candidate.

Bala said that the PDP in the state provided a level playing field for all the aspirants, adding that he will create a forum to personally meet with all the aggrieved aspirants to leverage their nationalistic feelings.

“As a governor and contestant, I know the importance of reconciliation, I know that even our party at the national level is battling with the issue of reconciliation and that is why I did not waste time after losing the presidential bid, I had to come back to you and you accepted me wholeheartedly. I must seize this opportunity to express my gratitude to the PDP family for looking inwards in ensuring that all grievances are addressed, especially for those who lost.

“It is not easy to contest and lose and of course accept the loss,” he said.

He urged all the aspirants who emerged as candidates of the party to eschew arrogance and impunity, saying that in party politics, there are no victors and there are no failures as everybody are co-travelers in the journey towards building the nation.

Submitted the report to the governor, Kariya said that the committee assignment was successful as it interacted with all the aggrieved aspirants who opened up on so many issues concerning the outcome of the primary election.

The chairman also recommended that the current membership of stakeholders at local government and Ward levels be expanded to a minimum of 25 members at the local government level and 15 members at the ward level.

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