Coalition urges Gov Bala to join presidential race

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By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Transparency and Good Governance, South-South zone, has called on the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, to join the 2023 presidential race.

Speaking in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at the weekend, the coalition’s South-South Coordinator, Chief Henry Nabena, said Bala possessed qualities to lead the country and turn around her fortunes.

Nabena, who spoke during a meeting of the coalition described Bala as patriotic recalling that in 2010 he put party politics aside for the country’s interest when he moved the “Doctrine of Necessity” Motion on the floor of the Senate which eventually paved the way for the then Vice-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to emerge acting President.

He said Bala took such a crucial step despite belonging to the then opposition party, the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).

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