The immediate past Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed has stated that he is still consulting and praying before deciding whether to contest for the governorship seat in Kaduna state in the 2023 election.
Alhaji Mohammed has come under pressure recently from prominent stakeholders and well-wishers in Kaduna state and beyond urging him to run for governor in order to consolidate on the gains being experienced in the state.
In an interview with journalists after attending a meeting of the Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria ( SCSN) on Thursday in Kaduna, which discussed the Continuous Voter Registration exercise being undertaken by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Abdullahi Mukhtar confirmed that he was aware of the clamour by political stakeholders in the state for him to vie for the governorship of Kaduna State.
He however said he was still consulting and praying over it”
“Yes there are a lot of calls, agitations, advocacy and clamour from the society that I contest. But it is still under consideration. At the moment, I am at the stage of intensive prayers and consultation.”
Barrister Mukhtar who is principal partner at Compass Chambers in Abuja promised to make his decision known soon.
On the issue of the poor state of participation of Kaduna electorates in the ongoing voter registration exercise, Abdullahi Mukhtar called for the establishment of a robust task force that will mobilize the population of voting age for the voter registration exercise.