A political analyst based in Bauchi State, Kamal Muhammed says, Hon. Farouk Mustapha, a former senatorial candidate of New Nigeria People’s party in Bauchi North deserves to succeed Bala Mohammed come 2023.
Mr Kamal who described Farouk as “jinx breaker” said the politician has the commensurate quality and acceptance to be the next governor of the state.
“When you carefully study his political sojourn, you realized that he wields enormous influence with a concomitant occultic followership across nook and crannies of the state.
“It’s like a wave of populism because he defies the so-called political establishment of the state”, Mr Kamal argued.
He said come 2023, the possibility of breaking the perceived political rivalry between Bauchi and Katagum zone was highly likely.
“If you observe the mood carefully, the people of the State are beginning to realise that the so-called dichotomy between Bauchi South and North or the Katagum zone is artificial to enable the elites to facilitate their divide-and-rule tactics which had benefitted them for so many years”, he said.
Mr Kamal, posits that historically, “there is no reason whatsoever why a man from Bauchi metropolis should feel he’s different from someone in Azare. “what should be the basis for rivalry? In what ways do we differ”, he queried.
He argued that the only way to break the artificially created rivalry was to field a candidate that will have the acceptance of the electorate across nook and crannies of the state.
“And at the moment, I think Farouk Mustapha has the acceptability among youths and women in all the 20 LGAs of the state because of his track records of kindness, humility and incorruptibility.
“No one would track or link him at any point in time with some shoddy deals; he’s a clean politician”, Kamal insisted.
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