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Bauchi governor to return from UK soon – Aide

The Bauchi state government on Tuesday said the governor will be resuming his duties soon. Governor Bala Mohammed left the country for the United Kingdom for health reasons.

The information is contained in a press release issued by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado. This was in response to rumours that Mohammed is bedridden and not fit to carry out his duties.

“I wish to state that this dubious line of thought exists only in the wicked and diabolical world of the rumour merchants.

“Our Governor was away on a medical appointment with his doctor, had a minor procedure and returned to his temporary abode same day. He even had a road walk barely 3 hours after the procedure,” Gidado stated in the release.

“Those who are active on social media must have seen a picture His Excellency personally posted, looking rested and cheerful.

“I can confirm to the good people of Bauchi State that our Governor will be joining us soon as he personally indicated in a social media feed this morning.

“Finally, the Governor extends his appreciation for the endless prayers, phone calls and messages he has been receiving from the kind and loving people of our State in particular and other well-wishers across Nigeria,” Gidado stated.

Governor Mohammed is awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling on the election appeal filed Mohammed Abubakar. Abubakar, a former governor of the state, is challenging Mohammed’s victory at the poll.

The apex court has fixed January 17 for judgement on the case.

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