Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Sen Wakili: Bauchi governor not ready for reconciliation

The senator representing Bauchi South, Ali Wakili, says the actions and utterances of Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi State do not reflect his claims of readiness for reconciliation. Senator Wakili said this at the weekend while speaking with journalists at his residence in Bauchi. He said he was disappointed with the way Governor Abubakar had been handling the issue of reconciliation as he, allegedly, did not honour his words.
He claimed that the governor, who recently sent emissaries for reconciliation, later derided them in the presence  of people from their constituencies.
“He sent three prominent emirs from the state to wade into the issue and ensure that all the differences are mended. The following day, he gathered people from Bogoro, Dass and Tafawa Balewa federal constituency, our main base, and denounced Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; denounced Senator Wakili, denounced Honorable Aminu Tukur and Honorable Maryam Bagel members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly. You don’t do reconciliation like that,” he said.

Senator Wakili also accused the governor of allowing his aides to use provocative words against them.
He also faulted the governor’s alleged stance that he would be ready to reconcile with them if they accepted him as state party leader.
“No one among us doubted him as the governor. No one has said that he is not the governor. But what we are saying is that we have differences in the position of our people which is quite different from personality.
“Personality would come and go. But the office remains. Sometimes, the personality determines the office. By the time you carry the office with decorum, everybody will respect you. But when you think that I have to say so, so so and so, it means you have a complex that you yourself think you are not fit to be there,” he added.
‎Governor Abubakar has been at loggerheads with some lawmakers from the state, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, over some issues.
The crisis, however, intensified after the emergence of Dogara and Bukola Saraki as House Speaker and Senate President respectively.
The governor was said to have opposed the emergence of the duo

Daily Trust

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