A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, on Thursday, said he is too big and arrogant to be imposed on the people of Bauchi State.
He was reacting to rumours making the rounds in the state that he was being imposed on the Peoples Democratic Party to become its flag-bearer in the 2015 governorship election by a former governor of the state now acting national chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
Speaking with journalists in an interview in Bauchi, the former Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF), said he took responsibility for his decision to offer himself for service, adding that he could not be imposed on the people, whom he said, had the right to accept or even reject him.
According to him, “I am too big to be imposed on the people, because I am too arrogant and nobody can impose me on my people. I can offer myself for service, so it depends on the people to accept or reject me”, he said.
Mr. Ahmed also used the opportunity to explain why he supported a governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) during the 2011 governorship election in the state.
According to him, his support for the then candidate, Baba Tella, was because he was denied the ticket to contest under the PDP.