- The speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, has been criticised by three chieftains of the APC
- The chieftains from Bauchi, Haruna Rikaya, Wakili Amadi and Zubairu Musa, alleged that the speaker is involved in the plot to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari
- They alleged that Dogara is now indulging in an action capable of overheating the polity
Three chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state have criticised Speaker Yakubu Dogara for his alleged involvement in the plot to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
The politicians, Haruna Rikaya, Wakili Amadi and Zubairu Musa addressed a joint press conference at the NUJ secretariat in Bauchi state, The Sun reports.
NAIJ.com notes that the trio described Dogara's act as a selfish one that is not in the interest of the constituents he's representing at the House of Representatives.
According to the trio, since the last election, Dogara has been at loggerheads with the state governor, Mohammed Abubakar, despite the party's efforts to settle their differences.
They said: “The Speaker is now indulging in an action capable of not only destabilizing the party but overheating the polity.”
Rikaya said: ”If Buhari could go to Daura to witness the conduct of his ward’s Congress despite his busy schedules, why can’t the speaker come to Bogoro, his local government of origin?"
Reacting to the chieftains, a member representing Tafawa Balewa local government in the state assembly, Aminu Tukur, said that the allegation leveled against Dogara was baseless.
Tukur, who claimed that Dogara was Buhari’s highest campaign donor in 2015 in Bauchi state, said that the allegation was a move to tarnish the speaker's image.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the National Assembly on Tuesday, June 5, issued a warning to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he must be held accountable for the actions of his appointees and must be ready to sanction those that carry out any act that will ridicule or endanger the country and democracy.
The National Assembly held a joint session in the chambers of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. Both legislative chambers met behind closed doors to discuss the political tension in the country.
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