The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammed, claimed on Wednesday that he was misquoted in a statement where he reportedly said that “for him after God is former President Goodluck Jonathan.”
Mohammed was said to have made the statement at a meeting of the Reconciliation Committee and Campaign Councils for the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States held last Sunday in Abuja.
However, a statement issued by the state Commissioner of Information and Communications Ladan Salihu said the governor was misquoted.
He said the governor has always acknowledged God and Prophet Muhammad before making any utterance in public.
Salihu said: “The statement was misinterpreted and did not convey his actual message. The governor only praised the former president whom he described as his political mentor and role model.”
The commissioner also appealed to mischief makers to desist from using the statement for political gains, saying the governor will always have respect for his religion.
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