Bauchi: APC Won’t Accept Illegality – Oshiomhole

  • Oshimhole reports Bauchi commissioners to IGP.
  • …It was a shame “if the police provide security for any illegal act.”

Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to seal off the Bauchi State House of Assembly.

Two factional Speakers emerged on the floor of the state Parliament on Wednesday, with 11 lawmakers loyal to the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), electing Hon Abubakar Suleiman Ningi as Speaker of the Assembly in the early hours of the day.

Later on, 20 lawmakers in the 31-member Parliament elected Hon Kawuwa Shehu Damina as Speaker and Tukur Ahmed, the member representing Toro constituency as Deputy Speaker.

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19 members were elected on the platform of APC while the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NPP) has a member, Jamilu Umar Dahiru, the only NNPP member, representing Bauchi Central constituency.

Despite being 11 before the inauguration, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has since poached two members increasing their members to 13.

In his address at the gathering of APC lawmakers from Bauchi State led by factional Speaker, Honourable Damina who led his colleagues to the party national Secretariat to formally present their case, Oshiomhole said he has since briefed President Muhammdu Buhari on the need to forestall breakdown of law and order in Bauchi state.

Speaking on the behaviour of the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Habu Sani Ahmadu, whose men fired teargas canisters to disperse the 20 lawmakers, the APC chairman said it was a shame “if the police provide security for any illegal act.”

He disclosed that he had equally met with the IGP and would formally write a letter to demand that the State Assembly be secured and open only to the majority of the members of the House.

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“There is no way the PDP can produce the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and other principal officers. If the Governor insists, then he is inviting trouble for himself. He should have said he is vacating the Government House, until the determination of his case. If he had submitted to the rule of law I don’t think Governor Bala Muhammed with all due respect, would have no choice than to submit himself and the PDP in Bauchi to rule of law.

“I assure you on behalf of APC that we stand by the statement we made yesterday that the purported election organised undercover with illegal use of the Nigerian Police to install a puppet against the wish of the majority of the members cannot stand and it will not stand by God’s grace.”

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