Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has described the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara , who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, as a “ pandemic” in politics.
He also accused Dogara of contract inflation in the project he was executing in his constituency.
He said these when hundreds of his supporters from the Dass , Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro local government areas, where Dogara represents , paid him a solidarity visit at the Government House , Bauchi , on Tuesday .
He said, “ Besides the Bauchi LGA , there is no place that gave me many votes like Dass , Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro and in the past ; these same votes were given to me at the time I contested under the ANPP ; the votes I got then were 20 times more than those of Dogara .
“ Now , that I contested the governorship , the votes I got were also more than his votes as member and because of that, whatever I will do to you , I won ’t do it because of Dogara , I’ ll do it because of God and because of myself.
“ Those lies he said about me ; he said that we don’ t give allocations to the LGAs , but have the LGAs been like this before? Have you not been seeing what we are doing there ?
“ Was it not Dogara that brought the road project from his pocket from Bogoro -Dull – Burga at N 17 bn and it has not been completed and it is just 45 kilometres .
“ He is just talking because if you see a dog running , it is either it is running to get something or something is chasing it . We pity him because he has become an epidemic in politics , but we, in our capacity as brothers , especially we the elders , he has become a disgrace . We only depend on God , you ( Dogara ) are nobody, imagine now that God made me your governor, should I now disrespect you?”
The governor said he could not fight with Dogara because “ he ( Dogara ) is too small ); those who are even more than him tried but they failed.”
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