Stop Blackmailing NASS members, group warns Gov Abubakar

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Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

A group under the aegis of Buhari Youth North-East Organisation has expressed displeasure with the administration Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State over his recent blackmail of some principal officers of the National Assembly.

They also Lamented the hardship faced by workers in the state and faulted his inability to pay salaries of civil servants and pensioners in the state.

This is coming on the heels of a recent protest by a group known as the Vanguard for Peace and Tranquillity in bauchi state against some principal officers of the house of representatives, including the Speaker of Yakubu Dogara, alleging that they were plotting to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Secretary General of the organization, Mr. Manasseh Istifanus, who made this known yesterday while addressing newsmen at the Zaranda Hotel in Bauchi Monday alleged that Governor Abubakar was seeking cheap recognition from the President Buhari by blackmailing NASS members who are carrying out their lawful legislative functions.

He lamented the challenges that have bedevilled most of the APC states in the the north east sub-region, particularly Bauchi and felt concern for the plight of the people since the inception of the APC administration in the state.

“We were with President Buhari in ANPP, CPC, and formed APC to actualize our dreams, but Governor Abubakar is busy destroying all the goodwill and sympathy that we have from the people, where was he when we formed APC?”

“Senator Wakili was with ACN, Speaker Dogara was with the PDP .they were part of the merger, my question is ,where was Governor Abubakar? Today,he want to force himself on Buhari to accept him. Abubakar has forgotten the crime he committed when he was the Resident Electoral Officer in Rivers State where he announced election results before election were concluded.

“Governor Abubakar does not know the aims and objectives of APC because he joined the party at the late hour and he is not a card carrying member of the APC when he contested governorship primaries and won”

“This explains why he is inflicting hardship on the people of the state. He has no blue print to move the state forward and development plans”.

“The people of the state are facing a serious hardship, poverty and lack of social amenities, yet the Governor is busy fighting with NASS members who were equal elected and have rights to execute projects in their constituency ” He said

The Secretary advised the governor to be mindful of his campaign promises made to the people when he sought for their votes and refrain from picking offences with people who advise him on governance .