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How Bauchi PRP, PDP Challenge Might Consume APC. by Modarun(m): 12:09pm On Dec 07
It is no longer news that incumbent governor of Bauchi State , Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Abubakar of All Progressives Congress ( APC) is troubled on many sides as the March 2, 2019 gubernatorial election approaches. Apart from the defection of Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara , and other influential politicians from the Bauchi State chapter of APC, the ruling party has been facing some troublesome distractions in recent times .
But, despite its internal contestations , the ruling party has a very daunting battle to wage in the forthcoming election. Most of those that are incensed against Governor Abubakar have been announcing their loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari , assuring that they would work for his electoral triumph on February 16 , 2019. In addition to APC ’ s internal strife , the man opposition Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) presents another big challenge to the party ’ s cohesion in Bauchi , especially against the background of bourgeoning northeast solidarity for the PDP presidential standard bearer , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
While tthe inter -party competition for votes promises to be tense in the state , for Governor Abubakar things are looking very depressing based on the vociferous challenge confrontation thrown up by the Peoples Redemption Party ( PRP ) . Incidentally, PRP has asgubernatorial candidate a former Minister of State for Health, Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate. Pate and his party have decided to move away from the pedestrian argument about whether Governor Abubakar is an indigene or an immigrant from Kogi State , but rather formuated ten questions for the governor to respond to and convince Bauchi people that he merits another fur years in office .
Through his Mabudin Chigaba /PatefoRProgress , Pate is in addition to challenging Governor Abubakar to a one on one debate on the wa way to move Bauchi forward , challenging the governor to present answers to the ten posers as part of his electioneering.
Some of the questions include , why is Bauchi State deteriorating to become among the poorest states in Nigeria , why is poverty so dd widespread in our state during your administration and why is the state harbouring the highest number of out of school children? PRP is peeved that Governor Abubakar could not point to any one signature project in the three years, five months of his administration , while garbage litters the entire length and breadth of the state . Compared to APC, the PRP ’ s governorship candidate said his party has the golden key to unlock Bauchi for progress and prosperity .
Continuing his remarks at the kickoff of the campaign , Pate stated: Bauchi State is at crossroads today and will need to decide on March 2, 2019 at the ballot on its future direction. It faces a choice between two contrasting future directions , between truth and falsehood , justice versus oppression , shared prosperity versus mass poverty .” He disclosed that together with his dynamic running mate, deputy governor nominee , Ahmed Farouk Gwadabe” , with whom he said PRP , with its golden key , they hope to unlock the potentials of Bauchi State , so that all its citizens would enjoy decency, progress and prosperity . Abubakar’ s many worries GOVERNOR Abubakar and APC are battling with unsettled crisis, which may result in tragic flaw and pave way for the main opposition PDP or the gangling underdog , PRP . , PRP .
Prior to APC’ s governorship primary , the rancour that ensued led to the departure of Speaker Dogara , just as the Senators representing Bauchi North and Central equally moved to PDP .
During the primary election in which the direct option was adopted for the September 29 date , a day before the election , three aspirants Dr. Mohammed Yakubu , a former Minister of Police Affairs , Dr. Ali Pate and Captain Bala Jibrin jointly addressed journalists alleging that Governor Abubakar was planning to manipulate the process in cahoots with the national leadership of the party by way of a mock election .
Even before he finally dumped APC for PRP , Dr. Pate alleged that the leadership of the state chapter has perfected arrangements to install a preferred candidate , Governor Muhammad Abubakar Abdullahi .
According to Pate , “We believe in the national leadership of our party , but we have lost our confidence in the state leadership of APC . Our supporters , who were waiting for the election , complained of plans by the state government with the support of security agencies to conduct mock election .
In the end , Pate, Lame and Jibrin , directed their supporters to boycott the exercise over “ perceived irregularities during the election. ” The trio also alleged diversion and shortchanging of ballot papers sent to various local councils , harassment and intimidation of their supporters by security agencies .
Dr. Lame believed that there was no governorship primary election in the state , nonetheless he stated: “For justice to be done by the committee , democratic process must be followed. I believe there was no primary elections in Bauchi .” Lame insisted that he would not leave the party for the governor , but would ensure that the national leadership of the party should do the needful by listening to the grievances of angry members who contested against the governor.


Re: How Bauchi PRP, PDP Challenge Might Consume APC. by Mynd44: 12:33pm On Dec 07


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