Governor Bala Mohammed has gifted former vice president Atiku Abubakar a birthday bull.
Mr Atiku celebrated his birthday on Thursday, as he clocked 75 years.
The ex-vice president disclosed this in Bauchi while inaugurating a 4.2 kilometres Gombe road-Maiduguri bypass, named after him by Mr Mohammed.
”Today, I read with emotions your birthday greetings to me. I don’t normally like celebrating birthdays, but here you are today, making me celebrate birthday with a birthday cake and birthday bull,” stated Mr Atiku. “I never had it in my life like this. Your excellency, words alone are not enough for me to describe how I feel today.”
He added, “I want to appeal to the good people of Bauchi state to support their governor. Give him all the support that he needs as you can see that if you give him the support. He will also serve you very well. He is not a governor that is actually ruling or governing you. He is a governor who is serving you.”
Mr Atiku also commended the Bauchi House of Assembly for supporting the governor even though it is controlled by an opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“It is a working opposition party. In other words, the development of the state is far more important to them than the differences in political beliefs,” added Mr Atiku. “Mr Speaker, I want you to convey my appreciation to members of the state assembly for the cooperation you have been giving to the governor, and I believe you will continue to give him.”