Revealed: Why Bauchi State Deputy Governor Engr. Nuhu Gidado resigned
Earlier in a letter sent to the Governor Mohammed Abubakar tendering his resignation, Gidado had cited his promise to serve for just one term under Abubakar ath the beginning of their term. He also lamented a ‘non-existent’ official schedule, which according to him has ‘dampened his spirit’.
“Indeed, along the way in the early days of our this administration, I did reiterate my commitment to serve for a single term and, ordinarily, I should have remained up to the end of the tenure, but, with the currently dampened spirit and waning zeal as it relates to my official engagements, my continued stay will not be fair and truthful to you as my brother and leader, the system we are serving and, above all, to my conscience before the Almighty Allah.
“In this regard, I feel sure that, Your Excellency will readily recollect the most recent one-on-one discussion we had, precisely, on Thursday, April 19th, 2018, in your office, where, among other issues, I expressed to you my contemplation to ‘step aside’, if need be, in order to free my conscience.
“Despite all sir, I regret to say that, it has become necessary to yield to that inner calling, and may this development be in accordance with the blessed will and guidance of Allah (SWT), Ameen.”
But a Bauchi state government house source who spoke to some reporters on conditions of anonymity said the political divorce between the two was something every political officer in the state saw coming.
According to the source, Gidado had felt sidelined in the scheme of things and had wanted to leave long ago but for the interventions of some First Class emirs in the state.