Former Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister and the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming 2019 governorship election in Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed has picked Senator Baba Tela as his running mate.
State PDP Publicity Secretary, Yayanuwa Zainabari disclosed this while speaking to our reporter in Bauchi.
He said that, Tela was chosen unanimously by the party leadership, the governorship candidate and other stakeholders for his loyalty and sacrifice for the development of the party in Bauchi State.
Zainabari said that, the senator had earlier shown his interest to contest for the Bauchi North Senatorial District ticket in the 2019 general elections.
He however said that, Tela was persuaded by the party to step down for the incumbent, Senator Sulaiman Nazif who joined the party after he left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“He had earlier wanted to contest for Bauchi North Senate seat but he stepped down when the issue of giving automatic ticket to the two Senators who joined the party. That is why he was considered and picked to become our governorship candidate’s running mate,”he said.
He therefore called on members of the party to support and vote for the candidate of the party in the elections.