Bauchi governor, APC deny sponsoring rallies against N/Assembly members
The Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, and the state’s chapter of the APC have said that they did not sponsor rallies against National Assembly members from the state.
The governor, in a statement issued by his press secretary, Abubakar El-Sadique, described an alleged media reports that they were behind the rally as false, saying that no any rally was held against members of the National Assembly in any part of the state.
The statement said: “These allegations are too shallow… How can Governor Abubakar, who secured the mandate of the people to superintend over the affairs of the whole state, descend so low to be sponsoring rallies against some members of the National Assembly from the same state he governs? The allegation doesn’t add up.”
A group, “Youth Enlightenment Forum,” weekend, alleged that a pro-Buhari anti-impeachment rally, reportedly staged earlier in the week, in Bauchi, by a group, “Vanguard for Peace and Tranquility,” calling on some members of the National Assembly from Bauchi State to desist from a surreptitious move to impeach Buhari, was sponsored by governor Mohammed Abubakar.
Bala Bogoro, the purported leader of the Youth Enlightenment Forum, said that his group’s members staged the rally to show support for their senators and members of the House of the Representatives, in a response to the rally earlier staged in the week by the pro-Buhari group.
The governor’s spokesman said that it would make no sense for Abubakar to make an enemy out of the legislators from the state, “some of whom he rode on their backs to power.”
In its reaction to the issue, the state’s publicity secretary of the APC, Alhaji Auwal Jalla, said that the party did not sponsor any group to protest against members of the National Assembly from the state.
Gov. Mohammed Abubakar