The man who won the Peoples Democratic Party Bauchi State governorship ticket, Ibrahim Kashim, has stepped down for the incumbent governor of the state, Bala Mohammad.
Kashim, who was the Secretary to the State Government before resigning and clinching the ticket, was said to have resigned to pave the way for the incumbent governor to get the ticket.
Governor Mohammed had run for President in the primary but failed to win the ticket.
But Kashim emerged as the PDP’s governorship candidate in the primaries on May 20. He, however, stood down to allow Mohammed, to contest for second term.
Kashim tweeted on Wednesday, “In Nigerian politics, integrity is a word thrown around loosely, while actualisation of its value is few and far between. Integrity is to do the right thing at the right time, every single time, and this is a value that Ibrahim Kashim embodies.
“The sequence of events, as well as Sen. Bala Muhammad’s and Barr. Ibrahim’s unity, integrity, and teamwork will go down in history as a “new leadership paradigm” worth adopting by other politicians and leaders.”