Bauchi state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that the state government is threatening to sack any traditional ruler in the state that fails to coerce his subjects to vote for the All Progressive Congress, APC, candidates in Saturday’s election.
The party alleged that the state government had recently held a meeting with traditional rulers in the state, where such directive was doled out on the monarchs.
Addressing newsmen on Thursday in Bauchi, the state publicity secretary of the PDP, Yayanuwa Zainabari, alleged that the government order is already tearing the leaders and their led apart.
The PDP publicity secretary said the directive has since triggered a conflict in Burra, Ningi local government between a district head and his people.
He lamented that the PDP was concerned about how the government allegedly forces itself to humiliate the royal fathers and undermine their authorities.
“Even today, some district heads were summoned from my local government where they were intimidated. Governor M. A should know that his tenure is limited. But traditional rulers will reign forever,” he said.
Mr Zainabari also alleged that the state government had promised to reinstate the traditional rulers earlier dethroned by the government if they deliver their various places to the APC.
“The traditional rulers should know that we are also their sons and our governorship candidate Bala Mohammed has regard for them. He is worried about how they are being maltreated and will restore their lost glory if elected,” he assured.
The PDP publicity secretary also alleged that there was plot by the state government to rig the election in favour of the ruling party, vowing that the party was ready to checkmate plans for all electoral malpractices.