The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Bala Mohammed, has stated that he is not afraid of the law after he was taken to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The Bauchi State Governor elect stated this while answering questions about his presence at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.
The EFFC had dragged the PDP Governorship candidate to court over some charges.
In his statement he stated that he does not have anything to hide and would be present in court anything he is been called on with or without immunity.
“I’m a Nigerian who believes in accountability, who believes in the rule of law. I was brought to court this morning; fortunately or unfortunately the judge was not there; it was a continuation of my case, but out of mischief and treachery, it was misrepresented as if it was a new case.”
“This is a case that has been on and I don’t want to say anything that will pre-empt the outcome of the process; so I will leave it at that.”
“It is the whole case that we have been on with the EFCC and after winning my election, they still took me to court.”
“I know my lawyers are trying to determine my status whether as a governor who has been duly elected by the people; as a governor who has been returned by the institution recognised by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, that is INEC is eligible to be taken to court at this moment. But having said that, I believe in the rule of law and I believe in the constitution and in the right of institutions to carry out their statutory duties.”
“So I was in court and of course the thing has been postponed to another time and I will be there any time I am asked even if I am in government. If my immunity is severed from me I’m ready to face the law because I know that at the cost of pre-empting the outcome of the court, I have not done anything wrong.”
“Bala Mohammed has done so much in Abuja which you know. I have left legacies and landmarks and I am proud to say that my people have recognised my contribution and today I am a governor-elect. I am never distracted.”