BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has said that Nigeria is now more than ever before divided along different opinion lines owing to the unending anti and pro #ENDSARS and #ENDINSECURITYNOW protests across the country,
Governor Mohammed, who stated this on Saturday at his residence at Yelwan Duguri, Alkeleri Local Government Area after casting his vote for the Local Government election, said that although the Police has its limitations as it is the world over, the country still needs the Police Force to maintain peace and peaceful co-existence.
Mohammed said; “Nigeria is so much divided now in the face of the ongoing protest against the SARS unit of the Police. You as Journalists should not aggravate the situation, but should unite Nigerians by disseminating the right information, such that will not heat up the polity”.
He noted that the country is divided as a result of the various protests across the country, hence journalists should not heat up the polity by writing sensational reports.
On the election, the governor said; “This Local Government election in the state was conducted to give the people of Bauchi the privilege of exercising their universal suffrage by electing their own leaders.
“This, we have successfully done today and the people of the state, especially the grassroots are happy that we have kept our campaign promise of conducting a free and fair Local Government election”.
Mohammed commended the people of the local government and other parts of the state, for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner during the conduct of the election and assured that his administration will bring more dividends of democracy to the people of the state.