Governor Bala Mohammed in his first attempt was elected Senator to represent the Bauchi South Senatorial District, defeating an incumbent governor, in the process. This feat was to be expected as Bala Mohammed had always maintained very close ties with his folks in Duguri, the rural community of Alkaleri town where he was born, in 1958 to the royal family. To date, Governor Bala Mohammed, a devoted family man, prides himself as a rural politician and the people’s Governor.
Howbeit, once in the Red Chambers of Nigeria’s legislative arm, it did not take long for the “freshman” Senator, to register his presence on the nation’s political psyche as a constitutionalist, nationalist, and statesman.
Against conventional political trends, he spear-headed the Doctrine of Necessity bill that eventuated in the resolution of the presidential lacuna; a novel political logjam; that had threatened the Nigerian nation-state, to its very foundation. That he was subsequently appointed a minister of Cabinet rank by the beneficiary of his legislative activism and honesty of purpose, was emblematic of his acknowledged odyssey.