Why APC may lose Bauchi in 2019, by Senator
By Rita Michael, Bauchi
Senator representing Bauchi North, Senator Nazif Gamawa, has expressed fear that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may lose Bauchi State in 2019 due to Governor Mohammed Abubakar undemocratic acts.
Gamawa expressed the fear while speaking on the lingering crisis between the state governor and some federal lawmakers from the state in Bauchi.
The lawmaker said that going by his actions and that of the leadership of the party in the state, the governor was only on a mission to truncate democracy in the state.
He described the actions of the governor and the state party leadership as political naivety and a demonstration of poor leadership qualities.
Senator Gamawa noted that the governor had taken his battle against members of the National Assembly from the state to a dangerous level by stopping them from carrying out their constituency responsibilities.
"As my commitment to the people of my constituency, I bought land in all the seven local government areas to build hospitals where free medical services and drugs will be availed the people since he has refused to allow us use the state-owned hospital for such gesture. He is only sabotaging the projects by threatening the contractors on site in a bid to get them to stop work,” he stated.
He also noted that there was never in the political history of Bauchi State had anyone been so vindictive in governance like governor Abubakar.
The lawmaker pointed out that the people were being presently denied dividends of democracy because of the ongoing political crisis.
He lamented that the same people being denied democracy dividends would be turned to for support by the party when it is time for election.
He therefore called for quick and an honest intervention by the APC leadership before it is too late.
The national leadership of the party had inaugurated a committee headed by Senator Chris Ngige to mediate on the crisis which has been on since the inception of the APC-led administration in Bauchi State.