Governor of Bauchi state Mohammed A. Abubakar has said Speaker House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara to focus on his constituency and stop using him as his selling point.
Abubakar stated this Wednesday in a statement by his chief press secretary, Abubakar Al-Sadique.
The statement reads: Our attention has been drawn to a publication ‘Dogara and undying fraud allegations against Abubakar’ in Blueprint newspaper of February 19th 2019.
Ordinarily, we would not have bothered to react to such rubbish because the same claims made in the last three years by Dogara have been severally addressed. However, since not every reader is familiar with Bauchi politics, there’s need for this clarification, especially on the claims that Dogara has “a firm grip of his constituency’s political structures, at least ahead of Governor Abubakar.”
“The truth is that if this claim is true, Muhammadu Buhari and M. A. Abubakar would have won the 2015 elections in Bogoro, they never did, only Dogara won on the platform
“In any case, Governor Abubakar became governor with over 300, 000 votes and Dogara’s constituency gave only 80,000 without which Governor Abubakar would still have won. Even in the recent senatorial bye-election, only Bogoro where Dogara comes from voted for the PDP. How then, therefore, does that amount to “firm grip” if only one out of his three local governments voted for PDP? With that trend, one waits to see how Dogara will return to the House since only his local government area votes against APC.
It’s obvious that the writer is on a political errand, otherwise how can one explain the fact that he didn’t see the need for balancing his write-up. That is the least that any journalist is expected to do in this regard.
For Dogara, we advise him to focus on his constituency and stop assuming that he will deceive his constituents whom he abandoned after gaining national prominence only to return now with only attacks on Governor Abubakar as his selling point. After all, the governor is not a member Dass/Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro Federal Constituency.