The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kafin Kuka, Kofar Gabas ward of katagum local government area of Bauchi State has suspended Senator representing Bauchi North, Adamu Bulkachuwa for not visiting his constituents amid the pandemic.
According to the party, Bulkachuwa has not visited the area over six months despite the mass death that hit his constituents in Azare. APC made this known in Bauchi North zonal secretariat in Azare, Katagum local government on Tuesday. The party ward Chairman, Sa’adu Muhammed alleged that the senator has deserted the party and the constituents after he was inaugurated as member of the National Assembly.
Sa’adu added that Senator Bulkachuwa never deemed it fit to visit the area to commiserate with his people on the outbreak of coronavirus, mass deaths and or give any form of palliative measure. He said: “The essence of democracy is primarily to present and safeguard the interest of the populace. A representative, most importantly should uphold the interest of the people he represents above his personal ones. If he cannot afford to do that, he is not worth given the mandate.
“The demand and aspiration, pain and agony, needs and wants of the people of Katagum senatorial constituency is pitiable because of the senator’s gross misconduct and failure to table it where it matters most that is the senate chamber. “Senator Bulkachuwa has disappeared into thin air, evidently deserted his constituency for over six months now, no iconic presence or project from him is sighted in his constituency all this while”. He decried.
The party also alleged that the lawmaker is yet to employ any legislative aides despite the fact that every serving senator is empowered to employ five personal staff thereby leaving his teeming supporters jobless.
Azare has recorded mysterious deaths amid Covid-19 pandemic, though the authority said the deaths could be about 150 while the locals insisted that over 300 persons were buried.
Also, a former member of the House of Representatives, Ibrahim Mohammed Baba had early May sought for President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention to mitigate the situation. He alleged that over 100 persons died as a result of the pandemic.