Gov Bala disowns critic of First Lady, Remi Tinubu

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By Umar Sa’id, Bauchi

The Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammad has condemned in strong terms the recent negative comments to the First Lady, Remi Tinubu, by an indigene of the state describing it as a national embarrassment.

Governor Bala was speaking yesterday at the palace of the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu when he accompanied the Nigeria’s First Lady, Remi Tinubu who was in the state to Commission some projects.

The governor said he was disappointed and frustrated that the negative comments against the First Lady came from someone from the State, saying it was an unfortunate and national embrace but promised to deal with the person that made such an amount.

He therefore, apologized to the First Lady over the incident even as he vowed that the person will not be spared but will be dealt with appropriately.

“Your Excellency, you have distinguished yourself not only as a distinguished Senator but as a politician that has opened the new frontier of politics and politicking. Your renewed hope is being given as hope because you have set aside all the differences of politics and partisanship.

“I am aware of some of the challenges and threats to your life and person by somebody from this State. I was so disappointed and frustrated, but you made my day as a courageous mother, you decided to come to Bauchi. Your Royal Highness, this distinguished lady has shown that Nigeria is really working and that Nigeria is one and nobody can play politics with our lives. We are very grateful, your life is more important to us than our own lives, nothing will happen to you”, he said

In her speech before the Emir shortly after the Governor finished making his remarks, the First Lady said she was not afraid to die after reaching 60 years of age, she shouldn’t be afraid of death.

“I want to thank His Excellency (Bauchi Governor), he keeps assuring me that I am safe but I want to say that I am too old to be afraid. If God has granted me over 60 years on earth, I shouldn’t be afraid of death. Nigeria belongs to all of us and this is the time for us to unite more than ever before”, she added.