As the crisis between Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi State and some members of the National Assembly from the state deepens, a political group, known as Misau/Dambam Awareness Forum has condemned the alleged campaign of calumny against the governor by their representatives in the House of Representatives , Hon Ahmed Yerima.
Addressing Press conference at NUJ secretariat in Bauchi on Wednesday, the Chairman of the Forum, Dr. Musa Abdullahi Jalam said they voted for Hon. Ahmed Yerima to represent the people of his constituency by bringing dividend of democracy to his constituency and not to engage the Governor of the state in a media battle.
The group threatened to recal Hon Yerima representing their constituency, (Misau/Dambam) if he does not desist from such negative campaign against the governor.
According to Jallam, they elected Hon Yerima to represent the good people of his constituency, to attract dividend of democracy and to protect their collective interest and not to be engaging his fellow party members in a fierce media battle for his personal interest or the interest of whosoever have a political problem to settle with anyone.
“The collective interest of his constituency, Bauchi State and Nigeria at large is superior to his personal interest and that of his political associates. We believe that no meaningful development can come to our constituency with our House of Representative member joining issue with the Chief Executive of our state” he said.
The group advised Yerima to channel the resources he is using to sponsor advertorial against Governor Abubakar for construction of projects for the people of his constituency.
“It is vivid that the unfolding development in Bauchi State politics has been a major cause of concern to every citizen of Bauchi State, particularly as it involves Hon Yerima as the major actor. The after effect of his allegations and counter allegations as well as the ongoing media crusade is fast affecting the good image of his constituency,” Jalam added.
The group warned that Hon Yerima’s continuous defiance to President Muhammdu Buhari’s call for aggrieved parties to sheath their sword in the Bauchi political saga may lead to his recall by the people of his constituency.
It could be recalled that Hon Ahmed Yerima representing Misau /Dambam federal constituency has accused Governor Abubakar of running an exclusive government thereby not carrying the electorates and other party stakeholders along.
He was also among the lawmakers that took their grievances to the APC National Headquarters to report the governor to the party leadership.


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