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Buhari Says Bauchi Governor Accused of “Looting” Bailout Funds By Speaker Dogara “Is On Track”

President Muhammadu Buhari during the week commended the leadership style of Governor M. A. Abubakar of Bauchi state accused of misappropriating bailout funds meant for workers, in a statement issued by the governors media team to NewsWireNGR.

NewsWireNGR recalls that some top politicians from Bauchi state on Friday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Secretariat in Abuja, alleged wrongdoings, including misuse of funds, against the state governor, Mohammed Abubakar. The politicians, led by Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, accused the governor of misusing the N8.6 billion bailout funds given to the state by the Federal Government.

According to the statement, President Buhari expressed confidence that the state is on the right track and lauded the governor for aligning the state programmes with that of the Federal Government to bring harmony and uplift the people of the state.

The governor had paid a Visit to Aso Rock Presidential Villa to meet with Nigeria’s President as pictured…

“The President also asked Gov. Abubakar to remain focused even in the presence of several political distractions, and ensure the dividends of democracy is continuously delivered to the Bauchi people”, the statement reads.

The Governor on his part briefed the President on the giant strides his administration has achieved.

He also said that the state will always be willing to partner with the Federal government especially in the areas of agriculture, employment and boosting the economy.

But the Bauchi state politicians that stormed the APC secretariate think differently of the state Governor..

Read what the delegation had said during the meeting with National Chairman, John Oyegun. …

”You know that Bauchi is an agrarian and civil service state and we must do everything to see that workers are paid as and when due. ”We are not comparing ourselves with Osun or Edo or other states that have backlogs of nine months; it is not our business. ”Our people must be paid as and when due and the remaining balance of the stipends must be paid and all the unending verifications must end,” Wakil said.

Also speaking, Sen. Suleiman Nazif (Bauch-North) revealed that the state chapter of the party was not at peace. ”Everything is not okay with the APC in Bauchi State.

”Therefore, we needed the attention of the APC at the national level to come to the rescue of the APC in Bauchi because there is fire on the mountain in Bauchi APC. ”There are so many issues, but these are party issues and we felt that there was a need for us to come and discuss with our leaders and those issues are being handled. ”The national chairman has assured us that he will take a drastic measure immediately and address the APC Bauchi pending problems,” he said.

Nazif denied that the visit also had something to do with the 2016 budget padding allegation against Dogara, saying ”no, no, no, it is not about padding; it is about APC Bauchi politics”.

On the allegation that he and Dogara were sponsors of the crisis in the state, he said, “it is not about 2019. ”It is about solving the APC problem in Bauchi and ensuring that APC remains united in Bauchi and as you are aware, APC’s strongest hold in the North is Bauchi as far as northern politics is concerned.”So, there is a dire need for us to come to the national secretariat and we can assure you that the national chairman is on top of the matter. “We will go back to Bauchi, to our key supporters and tell them exactly what transpired. ”Nobody is against the governor, the governor is against himself.”

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