I dumped APC for PDP due to persecutions – Bauchi Speaker
Abubakar Suleiman

I dumped APC for PDP due to persecutions – Bauchi Speaker

"I can’t be bigger than my constituency and no interest should be superior to that of my constituents. Thus, I pursued the dream of my constituents..."

The Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, has revealed the reason behind his decision to dump the All Progressives Congress Party.

According to a statement by his spokesperson, Abdul Burra, on Monday, Suleiman who joined the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday accused the APC of persecuting and sidelining him and his supporters.

The letter, according to The PUNCH, was addressed to the Chairman of the APC, Guda Ward of Ningi Local Government Area of the state.

It read, “It’s a well-known fact that getting a speakership position has been one of the lifetime dreams of my Emirate, Ningi. People of my constituency gave me their mandate to represent them and subsequently asked me to pursue their dream of producing Speaker from Ningi.

“I can’t be bigger than my constituency and no interest should be superior to that of my constituents. Thus, I pursued the dream of my constituents and as Almighty Allah willed it, we got it against all odds.

“Since my election as Speaker, the party sidelined me from its activities and meted various forms of persecution on me and my supporters. Despite these, I remained loyal and committed to the party and continued contributing financially to the Party and attending its functions and meetings even if they didn’t invite me. Sometimes I would only get notice of party meetings from my colleagues, but I would still attend.

“It got to the level that I was removed as the Chairman of the stakeholders of the party in Ningi LG and replaced with someone who barely knows the local government and the party. Through that, they made sure any Party member loyal to me is edged out from the leadership or mainstream activities of the party.

“We should quit the party and join the PDP to consolidate on the unprecedented development being executed in Ningi Local Government and all parts of the State by the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, His Excellency Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammad.”

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