Bauchi Governor blasts Dogara, denies corruption allegations

By Rukayat Akanbi

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Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has lambasted the former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, describing him “a fabricator of lies.”

Mohammed had also debunked all the allegations leveled against him by Dogara. He spoke when he received some members of communities in Dass, Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa Federal constituency who paid him a solidarity visit in Bauchi. He said he was highly emotional with the show of solidarity. Mohammed said despite the allegations by the Federal lawmaker, he does not hold malice against the former speaker. According to him, he joined politics not to make money, but to serve the electorate through good representation.

“I am highly emotional and I feel with the sense of fulfillment and appreciation to the electorate of Bauchi especially Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro without any interventions they brought their leaders in front of Government House Bauchi to affirm their loyalty and readiness to continue in the movement we have started in PDP irrespective of what happened with regards to the defection of our brother, Honorable Yakubu Dogara.

“Yes his defection is regrettable development, it is unfortunate because he is a young man that we loved him so much, but he decided to come to show his true colour as a fabricator of lies against my person who has helped him to reconnect and capture his mandate as a member of the Federal House of Representatives after he was denied opportunity by the former Governor.

“Look at the contracts Dogara awarded in his constituency, the amount is beyond expectations, but look at the road project we awarded in Burga and the amount budgeted for the project.” The Governor, who expressed gratitude to the delegation for the visit, reassured them of his administration’s desire to ensure their safety at all times in addition to the provision of social amenities.

“I must appreciate you for what you did to me in the 2019 general election, the votes I scored is more than that of Yakubu Dogara, it shows that you participated fully in my election. I am doing politics not for money but for my people, I have never disrespected Yakubu Dogara despite the allegations.” Governor Bala who personally said he had regretted the defection of Yakubu Dogara, said he however wished him well in his future political ambitions.

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