BARELY 24 hours after a coalition of prominent politicians in Bauchi State led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara got united with the intention of unseating the incumbent Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar during the forthcoming general elections, not fewer than 30 political parties and other political stakeholders in the state have formed another united coalition to ensure the victory for the Governor in the 2019 governorship election.
While addressing Journalists at the NUJ Press Center on Monday, the convener of the coalition, Comrade Abdullahi B. Muhammad said that the decision to form the coalition “was taken after a careful review of the APC progressive agenda, developmental projects and the policies of the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Mohammed Abubakar in the last four years.”
In the press statement signed by Comrade Abdullahi B. Muhammad, Usman Balbaya; Alh Hamza Garba, Comrade Muhammad Dantayi; Babigi Aliyu; Yusuf Adamu Ambi; Usman Isa; among several party leaders, the coalition declared that the opposition political parties duly represented by their respective chairmen in Bauchi State have realized that they have similar objectives with the ruling party which centres on national progress, economic transformation, peace, security and national development.
Chairman of the coalition further explained that they have dissociated themselves with other political parties who formed a coalition against the APC and resolved to support and campaign for the party in Bauchi state at all levels in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
The political parties that are in new coalition include the, African Peoples Alliance (APA); National Conscience Party (NCP); Young Progressive Party (YPP); Labour Party (LP); United Democratic Party (UDP); National Action Council (NAC); Democratic People’s Party (DPP); Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP); Action Alliance (AA), amongst others that have offices in the state.