- Speaker Yakubu Dogara says the victory of the PDP in Bauchi is proof that the state is now free from oppression
- Dogara urged the governor-elect of the state to always remember that the people voted against the incumbent because he failed
- The speaker says now that the incumbent has been voted out, Bauchi needs to be rebuilt
Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of Representatives, has declared that with the victory recorded by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the governorship election in Bauchi, the state has now been emancipated.
Dogara, who reacted to the emergence of Senator Bala Mohammed as the governor-elect of the state, said the state is now freed from the “forces of darkness and retrogression.”
According to Dogara, who led the party to victory in the state, Bauchi will never bend its back again for an oppressor.
In a statement personally signed by Dogara, the speaker urged Mohammed to always remember that the residents of the state rejected the incumbent governor because he failed to deliver.
“The victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state is the crowning of the struggle for the emancipation and liberation of our people from the forces of darkness, evil and retrogression that have held the state captive and hostage for over a decade.
“Indeed, Bauchi and its people have never been this challenged throughout our contemporary history. An oppressor class led mainly by people from without having chained our dear impoverished people to servitude, underdevelopment and penury.
“In their unlettered arrogance, they have taken Bauchi people for granted to the point that they believe the patience of an oppressed people will last forever. They, therefore, sought to perpetuate themselves in office again for another four years through this elections just to continue feeding their greed and perfidy.
“Historically, Bauchi people are known to be brave and politically savvy. They saw through the charade and decided this is the time to break away from the curse that has afflicted us thus far. By our collective resolve and by the results of this election, we have once again demonstrated to the world that no man-made chains can bind us to servitude. The chains have come undone sending a clear message that Bauchi will never bend its back again for an oppressor to ride”, the speaker said as reported by Nigerian Tribune.
Speaker Dogara added: “Today’s victory is ours. Today’s victory speaks to a better and brighter future for ourselves, our children and generations yet unborn. We have proven that working together, there is no challenge that we cannot overcome as a people.
“I understand as we all celebrate this victory because it came at a coast so many of us were willing to pay in order to salvage our state from the precipice. But we cannot tarry long on this mountain of celebrations as what today’s victory demands of us are to go to work immediately.
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“We cannot go to sleep while over 1.3 million of our children are roaming the streets without access to education; while our hospitals do not qualify as consulting clinics; while hundreds and thousands of our children and youths have no jobs, retirees have no pensions and gratuities; while the entire local government system in the state has collapsed and while billions of our resources are being looted using ghost workers and other fraudulent means.
“The work of rebuilding Bauchi begins now and we must never, ever allow our beloved state to fall into the hands of greedy, wicked, heartless, profane and godless people whose only God is their stomach.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, in the morning of Tuesday, March 26, expressed excitement that his party upstaged the APC in Bauchi state.
Atiku said his party upstaged the APC in Bauchi describing it as a ‘stunning upset’.
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