Bauchi: Avoid Serious Trouble And Respect The Laws, Oshiomhole Issues Fresh Warning to Gov Bala Muhammed
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has warned the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, to avoid trouble by respecting the sanctity of the state House of Assembly.
Oshiomhole gave the advice on Friday while meeting with APC legislators from Bauchi State House of Assembly in Abuja, NAN reports.
Oshiomhole said it was absurd that a minority party shut out 20 members of the APC in order to perpetuate the act in the “nocturnal hours”.
“The laws are clear, democracy is a game of numbers. Minority can never preside over majority in a democracy because APC has 22 legislative members, PDP 8 and NNPC 1.
“There is no way PDP can produce the speaker, the deputy speaker and other principal officers,” Oshiomhole said.
“So if we have not misused federal might or federal instrument or institution to prevent Governor Bala Mohammed from being inaugurated, it is a shame that he would rather sit and use federal institution to undermine the rights and privileges of the APC members elected duly by the people of Bauchi State certified by INEC to be inaugurated.”
He urged Gov. Muhammed to borrow a leaf from President Muhammadu Buhari to respect the rights and privileges of APC members-elect in the State House of Assembly.
“I recall that our President would always say that the right of our citizens must be respected even during election.
“It is because of that liberal disposition of the President that you can have a PDP person being proclaimed as the Governor of Bauchi State after the last election,” Oshiomhole said.