AMINA ANEBI, Kaduna
Women groups of influential female politicians across the country have called on Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State to run for president in 2023.
The women, under the auspices of Nigerian Women for Bala Mohammed Nationwide, vowed to mobilise other women in the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory to persuade Senator Mohammed to declare his ambition.
National President of the amalgam, Mrs Mary Odoma, expressed this while speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, where the women said the governor is the best man to succeed President Buhari.
According to Odoma, Mohammed has big ideas, charisma and all the needed leadership qualities to rescue Nigeria from its hiatus.
Odoma recalled that as FCT Minister, Senator Mohammed displayed supreme intelligence, creativity and innovation, adding that his reforms were still being enjoyed in the capital city.
She said the governor had continued to set the pace, transforming Bauchi in terms of infrastructure and the standard of living.
If given the opportunity to lead Nigeria, Odoma believes Governor Mohammed’s impact would be instantly felt as he has garnered the requisite experience, exposure and expertise.
She said the group, drawn from across party lines, would take time to visit all major Nigerian stakeholders such as former President Olusegun Obasanjo, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) and General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd).
She added that they would also meet Senator Iyorchia Ayu, Gov Nyesome Wike, Governor Samuel Ortom and other notable leaders within and outside the PDP to ensure that Senator Mohammed doesn’t only make himself available to run but gets the PDP ticket to win the presidential election in 2023.
The women, therefore, urged Governor Mohammed to throw his hat into the ring to allow them properly mobilise.