Bauchi gover­nor, APC deny spon­sor­ing ral­lies against N/As­sem­bly mem­bers

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Balarabe Alka­s­sim, Bauchi

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

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