From Lola RUMIDE, Abuja.
Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammed has been hospitalized in London for an undisclosed illness.
Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had challenged the victory of the governor at the tribunal but lost. He also did not get a favorable ruling at the appeal court and headed to the apex court.
The Supreme Court was meant to rule on the case on Monday but adjourned till Tuesday.
A statement signed by Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Mukhtar Gidado and made available to newsmen yesterday in Bauchi, quoted a special message sent to the people of the state by the governor from his hospital bed in London ahead of the Supreme Court hearing of the appeal against his election as the governor of the state.
“I really appreciate the passion, support, and concern shown at this critical and crucial point. This certainly is a moment that God has shown us our real supporters. It is also the time when our detractors, within and outside our fold are exposed,” he said.
“I appreciate our outstanding partners of progress and paradigm shift in Bauchi state. I wish to reaffirm my commitment to the lofty ideals of our New Bauchi Movement and pledge to lead with justice, equity and humility.
“We will however soon take drastic actions to get rid of saboteurs and ungrateful people in our midst, while at the same time recognising and rewarding those who contributed positively to our Movement and showed loyalty to us and our Bauchi Project. Many unexpected opponents and oppositions have emerged to pull us down through the Supreme Court.
“Insha Allah they will fail. I am in a hospital in London but we strongly believe that Allah is sufficient for us and He is able and capable to give us victory! Cheers, success shall be ours Insha Allah! Cheers to you all.”