Bala Mohammed chides Oshiomhole over Bauchi assembly crisis
Bauchi state Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has chided the National Chairman of the ruling of All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole recurring decimals into in the political happening in the state declaring that his “obnoxious selfish interest and bad leadership style” has brought immeasurable misfortune to the party.
The Governor who was reacting to the recent statement by the leadership of the APC on the happening in the state House of Assembly advised the APC to leave him out of the misfortune of the party which was self-inflicted.
Reacting through his Spokesman, Dr Ladan Salihu, the Governor in a media statement made available to newsmen in Bauchi on Tuesday, was making reference to a statement credited to the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lanre Issa Onilu.
He stated that “the attention of the Bauchi state government has been drawn to a statement credited to the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Lanre Onilu, in what he referred to as ‘proper proclamation of the Houses of Assembly in Bauchi and Edo States. Mr Onilu was also quoted as saying that ‘Rule of Law must guide us in whatever we do. We must end the Rule of Impunity.'”
Ladan Salihu on behalf of the Governor stated that “it is perplexing that Onilu got it all wrong” adding that “it is even more embarrassing than the official of his calibre missed out completely on the facts of the matter.”
He pointed out that it is incontrovertible that a constitutional proclamation was issued by Governor Bala Mohammed on the 20th June 2019, in the exercise of his powers as enshrined under section 105 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
He added that elections of the leadership of the House of Assembly were held in accordance with the laid down procedures by 13 Members who formed a quorum pointing out that only 11 were required by law.
The Governor’s Spokesman also said that what came out of the statements of the APC National Publicity Secretary was “another page from a complicit strategy book to continue to wage media trial and media war on Senator Bala Mohammed.”
He stated that his pronouncements were clearly “the voice of Jacob and the hands of Esau,” adding that it explains why immediate past National Chairman of the APC Odige Oyegun, warned his successor, Mr Adams Oshiomole, to stop attacking Governor Obaseki of Edo state or meddling in the affairs of Edo State House of Assembly.
Ladan Salihu further said that: “We in Bauchi are conversant with the APC National Chairman’s politics of arbitrariness, grandstanding and impunity which wreaked havoc to his party and the peoples of Zamfara, Rivers, Adamawa, Sokoto and Bauchi States. Mr Onilu should be the last to speak about arbitrariness when his boss (Oshiomole), remains the proponent and champion of arbitrariness and impunity”.
He concluded that “His obnoxious selfish interest and bad leadership style has brought so much misfortune to his party nationally. Mr Oshiomole wants to spread this malaise to the Government and people of Bauchi state. We may have our differences as a people but we are politically mature to resolve them amicably. The APC Chairman and his minders should leave Governor Bala Mohammed and Bauchi state alone.”
It will be recalled that the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lanre Issa Onilu had declared the happenings in the Bauchi State House of Assembly as an aberration of democracy.