Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of APC, has advised Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State to respect the rule of law. Ensuring that the majority party produces a speaker, deputy speaker and other officers in the House of Assembly.
Comrade Oshiomhole gave the advice in Abuja when he met the APC lawmakers from Bauchi and other chieftains including former governor Mohammed Abubakar on the current crisis over the speakership.
He said the APC didn’t use federal might to claim its mandate from the governor. He [Bala Mohammed] should not use a federal institution like the police to undermine the rights and privileges of the duly elected APC lawmakers.
Adding that the President has been briefed on the development and has advised the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to provide security for the state house of Assembly.
Oshiomhole said, “The earlier the governor of Bauchi came to terms with this reality the better for him and for everyone.”
“There is no way PDP can produce the speaker, the deputy speaker, and other principal officers. If the governor insists, then he is inviting trouble for himself. He should have said he is vacating the governorship office until the determination of his case.”
Earlier on, the factional speaker, Kawuwa Shehu Damina, called for support of the party’s national leadership to ensure the right thing was done.
Damina also appealed to the security agencies to give enough cover for the proper inauguration for the 9th assembly to take place.