Bauchi governor clarifies ‘after God is Goodluck Jonathan’ comment

– Governor Bala Mohammed has clarified a recent statement he made which went viral

– The governor said he was wrongly quoted by a section of the media

– He also advised spreading the rumour out of mischief to desist from it

Governor Bala Mohammad of Bauchi state on Wednesday, October 16, said he was misquoted in the statement quoting him as saying ‘after God is former President Goodluck Jonathan.’

Addressing journalists on behalf of the governor, the state commissioner of information and communications Ladan Salihu, said his boss was misquoted by a section of the media.

Salihu stated that Governor Mohammed always acknowledged God and Prophet Muhammad before making any utterance in public.

He said the governor’s statement was misinterpreted and did not convey his actual message, stressing that the governor only praised Jonathan and described him as his political mentor and role model.

He appealed to mischief makers to desist from using the statement for political gains, saying the governor will always have respect for his religion.

The statement had gone viral with many accusing the governor of exaggerating and getting carried away.

The event as at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) headquarters in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

Meanwhile, Governor Mohammed recently warned that he would dethrone any monarch in the state found conniving with criminals.

The governor gave the warning while receiving members of the Bauchi state council of traditional rulers led by the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu.

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