The Bauchi State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has rejected food items donated by Governor Bala Mohammed to cushion the effects of Ramadan fasting.
The food items, it was gathered, included rice, maize, sugar, spaghetti, sorghum and sugar.
The items were conveyed to the party secretariat on Wednesday but turned down by the party officials.
Speaking with The Nation, the APC Publicity Secretary, Adamu Aliyu-Jallah, insisted that it is against the APC tradition to accept such from a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governor.
Mr Aliyu-Jallah said: “We the working committee of the APC chapter rejected it because the problem is that if we collect these items there will be a different definition to it.
“Secondly, last Ramadan, they did not bring it so why now? Besides, there are workers who are yet to be paid their salaries.
“They should give It to them, even if we are given 100 trailers of rice,it will still be rejected so it’s not about the quantity they brought it as Ramadan welfare to us.”
He added: ”They brought the leftovers of the COVID-19 palliative to our party secretariat around 1:00 pm in the afternoon on Wednesday as Ramadan palliatives and those who brought it said it’s from Bauchi Governor but it’s against the tradition of our party.
“We can’t collect anything from a rival party, therefore there is no reason for them to give us anything.”