An All Progressives Congress, APC, a chieftain in Bauchi State, Alhamdu Shagaya, who is an aide to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has claimed that his principal worked to ensure the victory of Governor Mohammad Abubakar in the 2015 election.
He also stated that President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Abubakar and other candidates of the party will lose 2019 election over the alleged non-conduct of primaries by the APC.
Shagaya, in an interview with us in Bauchi on Friday, accused the Bauchi governor of betrayal, stressing that, “I’m confident to open up that Dogara, Aminu Tukur and late Senator Ali Wakili apart from us were very instrumental to the emergence of Governor Abubakar as Bauchi State Governor in the 2015 election.
“However, I have with me documents showing the accord made to us if he wins the governorship.”
The state assembly aspirant maintained that APC primary election was a fraud due to irregularities, and advised the party to embrace internal democracy or risk being voted out of power in 2019.
“If the party deliberately failed to entertain complaints brought to it by aggrieved aspirants it will definitely spell doom for the APC. It is a reflection of how PDP lost to it in 2015,” he warned.
Shagaya blamed the APC national chairman and APC governors responsible for all the party’s woes, lamenting that APC aspirants were duped and denied the chance to contest in 2019 as candidates.
He warned that President Buhari will not survive the 2019 election, stressing that the APC is being plagued by the lack of justice.
The Speaker’s aide stated that the President does not care about the plight of APC supporters, stressing that this has culminated in the current crisis rocking the party nationwide.