As Bauchi Changes Gear With Bala Mohammed


“Not all the waters in the rough rude sea can wash off the balm of an anointed king”, are quintessential lines of Williams Shakespeare. And how well it did fit in on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 when the citizens of Bauchi State ushered in a new governor.

You needn’t be told that a historic event was about to take place in Bauchi State as a day before the inauguration of Distinguished Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed as the new governor of Bauchi State, the streets of Bauchi adorned new looks with the colours of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, (which had found things difficult politically in the state) suddenly became the rave of the moment. While billboards and posters of the incoming governor lit up the streets, the trees swayed through and fro, while the birds humped across town. Certainly it was a new dawn.

And so it was no surprise when on the D-day, Bauchi went agog! As early as 6am on Wednesday – inauguration day, the road leading to the famous Abubakar Tafawa Balewa…

Source: Leadership Newspaper