Bauchi Governor Abubakar By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State has alleged that the state government under Governor Mohammed Abubakar has held a meeting with traditional rulers in the state where it allegedly threatened to sack any of them that fails to influence and deliver his area of operation to All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates at all levels starting from the presidential and National Assembly to the Governorship elections in the state.
Addressing newsmen recently in Bauchi, the state publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Yayanuwa Zainabari alleged that the state government issued an order to district heads in parts of the state to deliver their districts to the ruling party in the election adding that the matter triggered conflicts on Thursday in Burra, Ningi local government between a district head and the people.
He said PDP was concerned about how the government allegedly humiliates the royal fathers and undermines their authorities.
“Even today, some district heads were summoned from my local government where they were intimidated. Governor M. A should know that his tenure is limited. But traditional rulers will reign forever,” he said.
Zainabari also alleged that the government promised the traditional rulers it dethroned earlier that if they deliver their various places to the APC, they will be reinstated.
“The traditional rulers should know that we are also their sons and our governorship candidate Bala Mohammed have regard for them. He is worried about how they are being maltreated and will restore their lost glory if elected,” he assured.
The PDP Publicity Secretary also alleged that there was plot by the State government to rig the election in favour of the ruling party vowing that PDP was ready to checkmate plans for all electoral malpractices.