Mr. Yakubu Mahmood

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos – The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies to ensure that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is not short-changed in the Plateau State bye-election, scheduled for Saturday.

The Governor, who is the co-chairman of the PDP campaign council for the said bye-election spoke in Jos where he said his party is seeking a level playing ground where no political party is short-changed, stressing the PDP is ready to play by the rule of the game.

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According to him, “We are here to contribute our quota and reposition PDP on the winning ways. Plateau is PDP and PDP is Plateau, we are grateful that our elders are closing ranks and ensuring unity. If we are united, the election is as good as being won. We are making arrangements to see that we are not short-changed, we will not short-change anybody.

“We will not sit back and see anybody short-change us, we want a level playing ground, this election is a litmus test for INEC and security agents, we respect them, they should respect us and make sure we are not short-changed.”