A coalition of political organizations in Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State under the auspices of the ‘Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro’ youths and elders foru, DATABO, have passed a vote of confidence on the speaker house of representatives Yakubu Dogara.
Addressing Journalists on Thursday shortly after a rally in support of the speaker, Leader of the forum, Salisu Musa, explained that the demonstration was aimed at countering the recent allegation levelled against the speaker by the factional chairmen of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
He pointed out that Mr Dogara was allegedly accused of involvement in a plot to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Mr Musa who described the allegation as mischievous claimed that the speaker did not only vote Buhari at the party primaries in 2015 but mobilized delegates from his constituency to support him.
“It will interest you to know that Dogara was one of Buhari’s agents during the primaries. In fact, he used to say that ‘if you wouldn’t vote for Buhari, don’t vote for me’. Let them provide a proof of video or audio clip where the speaker spoke ill of the President let alone plotting his impeachment”. He said.
Also speaking, another member of the forum, Bulus Ishaku said the speaker deserves support from all constituents in view of the numerous development projects he executed or facilitated to the three local governments of the constituency regardless of tribal or political differences.
Buttressing his points, Mr Ishaku noted that the number four citizen built bridges, farm markets, libraries and renovated primary schools in the three areas.
He added that the speaker also facilitated the construction of 57 kilometers road in Dass local government by the federal government and other roads in Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro local governments.
Aside those, he said Mr Dogara had personally sponsored 10, 000 people from the constituency for training at the Federal College of horticulture, Dadinkowa in Gombe State on crops production and others to Israel for training on modern farming.
“At this juncture, we want to state categorically clear that we in this forum will not allow any individual or group to indulge in character assassination or blackmail against the speaker because he did many things in our communities which nobody ever did,” they stated.