Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State said on Tuesday that the sacking of Emeka Ihedioha (PDP) as Imo state governor by the Supreme Court rattled him momentarily as he had feared same fate might befall him.
Speaking while interacting with newsmen, Mohammed said his fears were further heightened by the confidence exhibited by his opponents, prior to the delivery of the judgement on the Bauchi governorship election.
“The Imo incident is one of such incidents that is a manifestation of a judicial process.
“It was a very painful outcome for me as a PDP member and as a friend to the former governor who was affected.
“It was something unexpected and I knew what happened to him could happen to anybody.
“Certainly it gave me some fears for the first time, thinking that maybe, the confidence expressed by my competitors had something to do with some assurances in some quarters somewhere, but I still had faith in God,” he narrated.
Mohammad also stated that the priority of his administration was not to probe his predecessor , but to extend a hand of friendship to take thestate to greater heights.
“Investigating the former governor is not what I have come to do, but if, in the course of governance, I find there is anywhere that thegovernment or Bauchi people were shortchanged, I’m not going to let it go,” he said.