Spokesperson to Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Dr. Ladan Salihu has reacted to the recent visit to the President by a group of APC legislators from the State led by the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
In a statement issued on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Salihu said his Principal welcomed the visit but was disappointed that the President was not given the correct information on the happenings in Bauchi to dignify the office.
The statement noted that the President was shortchanged by those who led the group for their personal interest and primordial dispositions.
The Governor, according to the statement, however applauded the President’s pronouncement to deal with the issue in line with the country’s constitution.
While exonerating the legislators and the APC from any blame, the statement accused Oshiomhole of being “Clear and Present Danger” to political stability in the State,
“The attention of the State Government is drawn to the Courtesy Call on President Muhammadu Buhari by Eight Members of the State Assembly, led by the APC Chairman, Mr Adams Oshionmhole.
“The Government notes that while Stakeholders defer to Mr President and updates to him are normal, we must dignify his office with the correct information and true position of things.
“The Eight Members led by the APC National Chairman were part of the 17 who were sworn in last week on the floor of the Assembly. All the 31 Legislators are now Members of One State Assembly.
“The Media is awash with the Video, Audio and Print materials that captured the Swearing in Ceremony.
“The Governor appreciates the pronouncement of the President to deal with the issue in line with the Constitution because he is a President for all.
“What is clear is that Our President was shortchanged with the relevant information by those who led the Group for their personal interests and primordial dispositions.
“As far as the Government and People of Bauchi State are concerned, the enforced disharmony is now history. Bauchi Legislature is one United family. The issue of another proclamation Is ludicrous.
“It is clear that our Legislators are not the problem, neither is the APC. Mr Oshionmole is the Problem. He is Clear and Present Danger to political Stability in Bauchi State. This explains why he excluded Members of Edo State Assembly from visit to the Villa.
“The APC Chairman should rethink his strategy as it is dead on arrival because he is dealing with Political Paper-Tigers who were roundly defeated and soundly rejected by our People”, the statement concludes.